The spin-off of The Witcher, Blood Origin, is now available on Netflix, but the reception could not have been worse and the departure of Henry Cavill endangers the continuity of the franchise
After the poor critical reception of The Witcher spin-off Blood Origin, along with Henry Cavill’s departure from the franchise, fans are now doubtful of The Witcher’s future on the streaming service. The Witcher: Blood Origin marks the The first live-action spin-off for Netflix’s The Witcher, set thousands of years before the adventures fans have seen of Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher series has received significant acceptance from Netflix, as the service streaming adapts the series of fantasy stories created by Andrzej Sapkowski, which have become increasingly popular thanks to CD Projekt Red’s video games. when everything seemed to be going well for the franchise, the bombshell a few months ago when its star Henry Cavill announced that he was leaving the main series. And now with the bad reviews that its first live action spin-off has received.
Bad reviews for Blood Origin
Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin has not received good reviews since its Christmas Day premiere, raising alarm bells about whether the franchise may be in a recession following Henry Cavill’s departure from the main series.Blood Origin currently it has a 38% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but more concerning is the public approval rating of only 8%. Ready Steady Cut’s Jonathon Wilson likened the project to “a tangentially related hyperlink on the one you end up clicking on while reading about something else on Wikipedia,” while Variety’s Joshua Alston said the miniseries was like “a sloppy downloadable expansion pack you might find in The Witcher video games.” Angie Han of The Hollywood Reporter noted that “‘Blood Origin’ itself turns out to be little more than a curious addendum to ‘The Witcher,’ rather than an epic standing on its own merits.”
What does the future hold for the franchise on Netflix?
It’s amazing what a couple of years can do, especially when it comes to streaming platforms. With the release of the first season of The Witcher, it seemed like Netflix had finally found a Game of Thrones of its own, with one of the biggest stars in the world. greats of the world, Henry Cavill. And the future of the franchise was promising, with the announcement of several spin-offs both animated and live action. In fact, its first animated series was very well received. Now three years later, things aren’t looking so good for the franchise. Cavill has left the main series (the only thing that is desirable is that Liam Hemsworth is able to make Cavill forget with his interpretation). And his first live action spin-off has been a real fiasco. We’ll see if the next few seasons of The Witcher cheer up fans of the franchise, but perhaps Netflix is considering whether to continue The Witcherverse. The Witcher: Blood Origin is available to stream on Netflix now.