The Witcher: Blood Origin First Look Trailer Teases The Pre-Witcher Era

The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is slated to arrive in 2022 as a prequel to the popular Netflix Witcher series, was teased in a post-credits scene following the final episode of The Witcher season 2, which returned to Netflix after two years in December 17. The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh and Sophia Brown and will cover the events leading up to the Henry Cavill-directed show. It takes place over a millennium before the timeline of the original Witcher series. The series will be available to stream next year, according to Netflix.

In the trailer for the new show, Netflix describes The Witcher: Blood Origin as an “untold chapter” set long before the original Witcher series. On the webpage dedicated to the series, the streaming service indicates that Blood Origin takes place 1,200 years before the story of Geralt of Rivia, in an elven world. The show predates The Witchers and is about how the “worlds of monsters, men and elves merge into one”, possibly referring to the Conjunction of the Spheres. According to Netflix, the show takes place at a time when the Continent is about to see the creation of the first Witcher.

The cast of The Witcher: Blood Origins is led by Sophia Brown, who plays Haji, an elite warrior. She’s joined by Michelle Yeoh, who plays Scian, a sword-elf. Meanwhile, Laurence O’Fuarain plays the warrior Fjall. Other cast members include Mirren Mack, Jacob Collins, Lenny Henry, Lizzie Annis. Huw Novelli, Amy Murray, Francesca Mills, Nathaniel Curtis Zach Wyatt and Dylan Moran.

Netflix is ​​slowly building a universe centered around the Witcher franchise, and the service has already rolled out two seasons of the main show. Another animated film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which tells the story of Geralt of Rivia’s mentor, Vesemir, was also released on Netflix this year. The Witcher: Blood Origins doesn’t have a release date at the moment, but is expected to arrive in 2022, according to the trailer released by Netflix.


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