Carved in granite and molded from millions of pixels, Geralt of Rivia made legions of gaming fans happy for thousands of hours. The Witcher remains big business, helped in no small measure by Henry Cavill embodying every curmudgeonly character flaw the warm-hearted antihero could muster. Therefore, it should surprise no one that Netflix thought to expand the franchise by conjuring up a prequel entitled The Witcher: Blood Origin – which hits the streamer Christmas Day.
Set over a thousand years before Geralt drew breath, it delves into the backstory which would ultimately lead to the creation of the first Witcher. A being forged from unholy incantations, destined to be the scourge of civilized societies, until such time as they needed something unholy dispatched.