Netflix had a good run with the fantasy series, The Witcher. The series was loved by fans and garnered a great response, leading Netflix to announce The Witcher: Blood Origin, a spinoff of the original series. The streaming giant decided to release it on Christmas. However, the series did not turn out to be the Christman special Netflix wanted it to be and achieved a record it never aimed for.
Considering the series was a spinoff of one of the most popular shows on the streaming platform, it did not lag behind regarding viewership. Fans of the series started binge-watching the four-episode lore but ended up regretting their decision at the end.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Becomes Netflix Show With Worst Audience Score
Netflix has had its share of bad shows and movies. While critics never hesitated to share their opinion over any Netflix show or movie, the audience has not been too cruel towards them. However, that does not seem to be the case with The Witcher: Blood Origin.
The spinoff series, which was released just one day ago, has failed to impress the critics. And the audience also does not seem to take kindly to the Michelle Yeoh starrer show. While Blood Origin currently has 38% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score is unable to go beyond 9%.
The show opened with a 7% audience score and it has been fluctuating between 8% to 9%. Fans of The Witcher book series and game are calling out the makers of the show. “How can the writers, producers, and directors get something so good on paper and in the game so wrong on the screen? Please stop, please!” one viewer said.
Viewers are also claiming that calling The Witcher: Blood Origin a spinoff to the original series also does not make sense as it has nothing to do with The Witcher. Seeing that the spinoff is receiving an immense amount of hatred, Cavill fans are also pointing out the real reason why he decided to leave the show.
Fans Claim This Was the Reason Henry Cavill Left The Witcher
After Henry Cavill announced his departure, it was assumed that he left the show as he was set to star in a Man of Steel sequel/reboot. However, soon reports came out that it was not the real reason behind his departure.
It was revealed that a disagreement between writers and The Witcher star led him to leave the show. The Man of Steel star, who is known as a big fan of The Witcher book series and games, was not happy when the makers decided to go beyond the source material.
This is what happens when you have a bunch of irresponsible greedy lazy execs not giving a damn about their products and a group of horseshit ACTIVISTS that don't even know how to write a script. pic.twitter.com/4d1EPaxxqh
— Mr. Nobody (@Anonymous45060) December 27, 2022
It was too rushed. Characters needed more time to breathe and establish why we should be invested in their quest.
— Courtney Lanning (@CourtneyMovies) December 26, 2022
Reminder that Henry Cavill left this shit not for Superman, but because he was a huge fan of the books and he hated that the show wasn’t faithful to the source material.
— 💛❤️💙🤍treystar679 (@treystar679) December 26, 2022
I swear to God I heard the announcement of this no more than 7 months ago. Was this rushed?
— The Man With Fear (@BryanQu80184264) December 26, 2022
Thats what happens when you don't respect not only the source material but the fans. Michelle Yeoh being wasted is the worst thing out of all this.
— Karla May🐨 🎄🎅 (@hehekarlahaha) December 27, 2022
The whole point of witcher is to tell the story of geralt on how he's probably the most unique witcher despite witchers having no emotions he clearly has some kind of emotion if he's able to tell right from wrong and good from evil care for some and not for others.
— Aydan Boyce 🏴 (@thescotsman1996) December 27, 2022
The Witcher: Blood Origin has become the Netflix show to receive the lowest audience score. And fans believe the only reason behind its failure is not following the source material as it is. All in all, people are claiming that show trying to be woke and going beyond the source material has led to its failure.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes