The Witcher: Blood Origin is an upcoming fantasy miniseries created by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich adapted from The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. It will serve as a prequel to the Netflix television series. The series will premiere on December 25, 2022. Season 3 of the main “Witcher” show will follow in the summer of 2023.
Fans last visited “The Witcher” universe nearly one year ago, when Season 2 of the Henry Cavill fantasy series dropped in December 2021. Since then, it’s spawned even more spinoffs. In addition to the “Blood Origin” limited series, an anime feature is on the way and a family-friendly “Witcher” series is in the works.
While we didn’t get a new trailer for the series, but we learned that Minnie Driver would be joining the cast, where she’ll star alongside the likes of Michelle Yeoh. Driver will play a Seanchai, a shapeshifting collector of old lore who can hop between time periods and other worlds. She’ll also serve as the show’s narrator. “I’m pivotal in helping people understand where this origin story comes from,” she said in Netflix’s Tudum blog.
The first teaser for The Witcher: Blood Origin landed online in December 2021.
Blood Origin’s first teaser is full of sweeping shots of multiple vistas, and lots of action and does an intriguing job of introducing new characters who’ll take center stage in the series. That includes Michelle Yeoh’s Scian, Sophia Brown’s Éile, and Laurence O’Fuarain’s Fjall – Blood Origin’s leading trio who’ll have vital roles to play in the show’s plot and the Continent’s future.
More of The Witcher: Blood Origin cast consists of 14 characters so far:
- Michelle Yeoh as Scían
- Sophia Brown as Éile
- Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall
- Lenny Henry as Chief Druid Balor
- Mirren Mack as Merwyn
- Nathaniel Curtis as Brían
- Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut
- Jacob Collins-Levy as Eredin
- Lizzie Annis as Zacaré
- Huw Novelli as Callan “Brother Death”
- Francesca Mills as Meldof
- Amy Murray as Fenrik
- Zach Wyatt as Syndril
- Aidan O’Callaghan as Kareg
The 2022 edition of Tudum, Netflix’s global fan event, is set to make landfall on September 24; it’s likely that we’ll learn more about Blood Origin then. Hopefully, we’ll get a new trailer by then and confirmation about whether those rumored problems of production issues are true or not.