Will there be a Season 2 of The Witcher: Blood Origin?

December 24, 2022 (Last updated: January 1, 2023)
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This article discusses the possibility of The Witcher: Blood Origin Season 2 and the renewed or canceled status of the Netflix series. It doesn’t contain spoilers.

As of December 25, 2022, the latest spin-off in The Witcher universe will be available to stream on NetflixThe Witcher season 1, starring Henry Cavill, debuted in 2019, capitalizing on the hype surrounding Andrzej Sapkowski‘s work following the success of CD Projekt Red’s trilogy of games. That was followed by a second season in 2021, and an animated spin-off the same year, The Witcher: Nightmare of the WolfThe Witcher: Blood Origin is a four-part prequel set 1200 years before the events in the flagship series and exploring the origins of the Conjunction of the Spheres, a multiversal calamity that brought humans and monsters to The Continent.

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For anyone paying attention, this isn’t the franchise’s first spin-off on Netflix. In 2021 the streaming giant released The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated prequel that functioned as an origin story for Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir. That, though, was related closely enough to Geralt, and featured enough familiar characters and locations, to still feel like part of his story. Blood Origin doesn’t. Instead, it’s a detrimentally brisk explainer of a major mythological event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres – the TV equivalent, in a way, of a tangentially-related hyperlink that you end up clicking while reading about something else on Wikipedia.

If you have binge-watched the slight new series and are wondering about its future, we have you covered. Here’s everything we know.

Will there be a Season 2 of The Witcher: Blood Origin?

Renewed or canceled status: Not renewed.

Blood Origin has always been billed as a limited series, which means it won’t be renewed for a second season. 

Limited series’ are designed to tell a complete story arc over a fixed number of episodes. Now, while this isn’t necessarily set in stone — consider Big Little Lies and The White Lotus, for instance — it’s generally the case. And it makes sense here because Blood Origin is about a very specific event within the Witcher mythos, and now that event has been explained in a way that connects back to the main series, there’s little artistic justification for returning to the well here.

Now, that isn’t to say that elements from this show won’t necessarily be re-used in the future. Certain characters who’re integral to the mythology are featured here, and it’s very likely that we’ll see more of them in the future, but it’ll almost certainly be in a different show focusing on a different aspect of the continuity.

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