We have already reported on the absolutely miserable ratings for the Witcher spin-off Blood Origin. Both the fans and the press were anything but enthusiastic about the prequel series. Before the wave of criticism, there were apparently plans and ideas for some other offshoots in the Witcher cosmos. At least that’s according to an interview that the prequel’s showrunner, Declan De Barra, conducted with the website “RadioTimes”.
The potential in the Witcher franchise
In the conversation, De Barra emphasizes how many facets Andrzej Sapkowski’s original book offers. “Sapkowski is the king of the self-contained story, and the more we read of him, the wider the world became,” said De Barra. “That’s the benefit of all [diese Projekte] to make – they may be standalone implementations, but they sketch a different side of this world and expand it further. That’s the fun part.”
At this point it must be emphasized that the interview was published on December 25th. In other words, the likelihood is very high that De Barra’s insinuations were made without the criticism of Blood Origin in mind. We have already reported on our website about the reasons why many people disliked the series. To what extent this criticism could have an impact on the showrunner’s hints remains unclear at first.
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Not only the prequel had caused discussions in the past few weeks. The cause of Henry Cavill was always an issue. Finally, it was revealed that the actor would no longer be playing Geralt from the fourth season of the Witcher series. Some time later, the rumor circulated that toxic behavior on the part of Cavill was the trigger for this.
Sources: Radio Times, Comicbook