More than a thousand years before the events of “The Witcher,” seven outcasts in an Elven world joined forces in a quest against an all-powerful empire.
After years of waiting, the upcoming fantasy miniseries created by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and adapted from The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski has finally arrived, and the wish of the fans has been fulfilled! This makes it very understandable why the anticipation has heightened more than ever! The interest of die-hard fans who have read hundreds of pages for its incredible storyline to be adapted into a limited series. If you are interested in knowing more about the latest updates, then look no further. We’ve put together a concise summary of all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the series airs.
Here is everything we know about The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Release Date and Time Slot
The brand-new series has officially been confirmed to premiere on Christmas Day, which is Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), at the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service. The official Twitter handle of Netflix also confirmed the news by sharing a new poster from the series among its followers, quoting, “Prepare for the birth of a new Continent. The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres December 25.” Take a look at the official post below:
Prepare for the birth of a new Continent. The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres December 25. pic.twitter.com/8srD2zDW9v
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 3, 2022
The Witcher: Blood Origin Plot
Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin tells a story lost to time – one of seven outcasts who unite against an unstoppable power that took everything from them. Their blood quest gives rise to a prototype Witcher in a conflict that brings about the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. Yeoh’s Scían is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart.
When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent. “Viewers will be surprised because they’re going to see a story told about a period of elven history that was buried by the humans after their arrival and eventual conquest of the continent,” de Barra exclusively tells Netflix Tudum. “We get to tell a tale about the elves when they were at their height, like all great societies before their fall.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin: Take a look at the official stills
The Witcher: Blood Origin Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series are as follows: Sophia Brown as Éile, Michelle Yeoh as Scian, 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, Karlina Grace-Paseda as Cethlenn, Kim Adis as Ket.
The other members who will also join the series are Sorcha Groundsell, Hebe Beardsall as Catrin, Tomisin Ajani as Captain Olyf, Zachary Hart as Leifur, Minnie Driver as Seanchai, Jordan Whitby as Jaonos, Mark Rowley, Daniel Boyarsky as Sabadel. Moreover, Declan de Barra serves as executive producer and showrunner. Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich and Matt O’Toole executive produce with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko for Platige Films and Jason Brown and Sean Daniel for Hivemind Content. Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson direct.
It's day two of Witchmas!🎄Here's some never before seen character art featuring the rest of our heroes (and villains) from Blood Origin… pic.twitter.com/tNJfKdd5xP
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 20, 2022
The Witcher: Blood Origin Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming series has a total of 4 episodes, which will drop on the same day so you can binge away! On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not released by the network as of December 23, 2022. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days.
Creator Declan de Barra also stated, “This felt like a two-part movie. You never want to be watching a movie going, “I love this movie.” And then you start to look at your watch going, “Oh, please end soon,” I never wanted there to be any moment where we’re just stringing the audience along to have an episode. It always had to feel logical and right from a natural storytelling point of view and we of course had the advantage of not being a network show with no set rules for times or episode count. So, when we were in the edit room, that [four-episode structure] is what happened organically, the shaping into four episodes from all the footage we shot. Optimum story flow. I wanted it to be a punch in the face, so that you can’t take your eyes off it.”
When The Witcher: Blood Origin draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous seasons of the show also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
On the fourth day of Witchmas, allow us to unveil the episode titles for The Witcher: Blood Origin 👀 pic.twitter.com/rgekJFIKkw
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 22, 2022
The Witcher: Blood Origin Official Trailer
The official trailer of 2:34 minutes was released on the official YouTube channel with a tagline stating, “Taking place in the elven Golden Era, 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin tells the story of seven strangers who join together to fight an unstoppable empire. Though they hail from warring clans, Éile and Fjall must learn to trust one another if they have any hope of leading this band of outcasts on their quest to topple the Continent’s oppressors. But, when gateways to other worlds are opened and a power-hungry sage unleashes a new weapon, the Seven realize they must create a monster in order to defeat one… This four-part prequel series premieres on Netflix on December 25.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix or not.