assemble your tribe before December
On December 25, 2022, Netflix will release The Witcher: Blood Origin.
The fantasy spin-off series, which was first announced at Tudum 2022 but has apparently been beset by production problems lately, will eventually premiere on Netflix on Christmas Day.
Over a year has passed since the first trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin was unsurprisingly made available as a stinger for the closing episode of The Witcher season 2. The Deep, Good Will Hunting) has also joined the cast in an unspecified capacity.
Set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher (and Geralt of Rivia), Blood Origin will tell the story of the Continent’s very first Witcher. It’ll also cover events leading up to and during the Conjunction of the Spheres – a cataclysmic occurrence that led multiple realms to collide with one another, resulting in different races and monsters living on the same plane of existence.
Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji) will play Éile in Blood Origin, a warrior-turned-musician whose past comes up with her as a result of events in The Witcher spin-off series. Key supporting actors in the show include Laurence O’Fuarain (Rebellion, Game of Thrones) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once, Shang-Chi). Along with many others, Lenny Henry from “The Rings of Power” and Dylan Moran from “Black Books” will appear frequently.
The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six-episode limited series, was once scheduled to premiere in the middle of 2022. To relate it to Netflix’s mainstream Witcher series, the programme will be narrated by fan favourite Witcher character Jaskier (Joey Batey), according to Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence, which has now reported that the show has been reduced to four episodes.
During its Tudum 2022 segment, the streaming juggernaut didn’t confirm any of those specifics. Before its premiere in December, perhaps, we’ll learn more about Blood Origin in the upcoming weeks.
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