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New Witcher spin-off series announced for Netflix

Published: 27/Jul/2020 18:08 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:43

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Netflix has announced a brand new six-episode spin-off titled Blood Origin, which is set to explain the origins of the very first Witcher.

In 2019, Netflix released The Witcher, a show based on the hit book and video game series of the same name, to critical acclaim. While it was more based on the former rather than the latter, it still included a few references to the game series, making it appealing to fans both.

While its success ultimately led to an unsurprising announcement of a second season set to debut sometime in 2021 (although with everything going on in the world, who knows if that’s still on-schedule), it seems like the streaming service is trying to capitalize on the success of the series in every single way possible.

The Witcher TV Show poster
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The poster for the original The Witcher Netflix show, which premiered in 2019.

Earlier today, Netflix announced a brand new spin-off miniseries titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. While details about the show are scarce, the six-episode prequel is set to take place 1,200 years before the setting of the main series and will explain the origins of the first Witcher.

Both Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be involved with the show in some capacity. While de Barra wrote one episode of the main series back in 2019, Hissrich was the showrunner for the series, so it’s nice for fans to see her return in some capacity.

Unfortunately, no other plot details for the show have been announced. Even though the games aren’t set in the same continuity as the show or even the books, they have delved slightly into the origins of the Witchers in the past.

The announcement tweet from Netflix mentions an event 1,200 that merged different worlds into one, which sounds an awful lot like the Conjunction of Spheres event in the lore, which saw the multiverse combine together into one world, which brought all the monsters from each world along with it.

As for the Witchers themselves, according to the lore within the game, they were created by the mages Alzur and Cosimo Malaspina. Unfortunately, not much else is known about their creation, so it’ll be interesting to see what the show comes up with to explain their origin. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before learn more, however, given the fact that we don’t have a release date, it might be a while.

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Uncharted movie – trailer, casting, and everything we know

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:58

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The Uncharted movie is the latest video game movie in development, and it actually looks like it’ll be faithful to the source material if some recent stills released by Sony are to be believed. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film. 

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for around 10 years now. After having Mark Wahlberg originally attached to the film to play Nathan Drake himself, the script and director underwent massive changes multiple times. Most thought the film would never be released.

Now, Sony is pushing full-steam ahead with Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland as the titular character. Filming is currently underway, but we still don’t have an extensive look at the film. Here’s everything we know about the movie based on the hit video game.

Uncharted casting and plot

As previously mentioned, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg, who was once himself set to play that character, will now portray Sully, Nate’s mentor in the film.

Given the age of both the actors, most people seem to believe that Uncharted will be a prequel set long before the first game, Drake’s Fortune. Aside from this, however, we don’t know anything else about the plot.

On top of Holland and Wahlberg, we also know that Antonio Banderas has also been cast in the movie, although his role has yet to be announced.

Uncharted trailer

As of October 23, 2020, the trailer for Uncharted has not been released. While filming was originally set to be completed by this point, shutdowns at the beginning of the year caused Sony to delay production by a few months until everything was safe again.

Despite no trailer being available, we do have the first look at Holland as Drake and if the image is anything to go by, this film is going to be game-accurate in some regard. Given the fact that the studio has released the look, it might not be too much longer until we see the trailer. Nevertheless, this is all we have.

Uncharted release date

Currently, Uncharted is set to release in theaters on July 16, 2021. That being said, due to the state of the world right now, it’s always worth noting that this has a good chance of changing.

It could end up being delayed, it could end up going straight to digital, or it could simply stay the same. Right now, it’s too early to tell.