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“Reminder Henry Cavill left this sh*t for Superman”: The Witcher: Blood Origin Getting Abysmal 8% Rotten Tomatoes Score is a Reality Check for What Happens When Cavill Walks Out

"Reminder Henry Cavill left this sh*t for Superman": The Witcher: Blood Origin Getting Abysmal 8% Rotten Tomatoes Score is a Reality Check for What Happens When Cavill Walks Out

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.

The Witcher: Blood Origin
The Witcher: Blood Origin

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.

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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.

Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin
Netflix’s 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.

A still from The Witcher: Blood Origin
A still from The Witcher: Blood Origin

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.

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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.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

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.


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.

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Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.