The Witcher: Blood Origin is Netflix’s upcoming fantasy miniseries that will serve as a prequel to The Witcher’s Netflix television series. It is adapted from a series of six fantasy novels titled ‘The Witcher’ by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The plotline is set 1200 years before the television series events and will focus on the tale of the creation of the first Witcher along with shining light on the incidents leading to the “Conjunction of the Spheres.” We will get to see the ancient Elven civilization before its collapse.
The news of its production came in July 2020, and it was revealed that Netflix had greenlit a six-part miniseries prequel to their television series adaptation. The leading cast will include Declan de Barra, Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis, and Dylan Moran.
The filming began in August 2021 in the United Kingdom, and the series went into post-production in November 2021. The show’s first trailer was disclosed after the credits on the season 2 finale of The Witcher on December 17, 2021.
The show’s first teaser is filled with sweeping shots of various vistas lots of action and does an intriguing job of launching a batch of new characters who’ll take center stage in the series. The one-minute-long teaser’s song has dropped a significant hint at what’s to come in the series.
As per the updates about the release of the television series, we can expect to see it streaming on Netflix anytime in 2022, probably in summer 2022. At first, it was scheduled to be aired in 2021, but due to the pandemic, the situation was changed. Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson direct it.
Along with the characters written in the books, we will also be introduced to plenty of original characters. Regardless of this, the show will “surprise” the fans of The Witcher TV series and fans of the books. In the words of Hissrich, “I think one of the things that’s going to surprise viewers is how it looks. We had a very clear stance on ‘it can’t just be another branch of our mediaeval fantasy… what’s really going to surprise people is that it doesn’t look older than The Witcher. In fact, in some ways, it looks more modern.”
For further updates on the show, stay tuned.