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The Witcher: Blood Origin is an upcoming fantasy miniseries created by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and adapted from The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, which Yeoh describes as “an epic adventure that takes us back to the golden age of elven history, before humans and monsters overran the continent.” It will serve as a prequel to the Netflix television series. We know that the fandom has come a long way from wanting to see a live adaptation of this beloved franchise.
Now, after years of waiting, their wish has been fulfilled, which makes it very understandable why the anticipation has heightened more than ever! The interest of long-time 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 developments, look no further, as 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 New Poster
The brand new series has officially been confirmed to premiere on Christmas Day which is Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (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, which looks similar to the video game poster, quoting, “The Continent as you’ve never seen it before Dec 25.” Take a look at the official post below.
The Continent as you've never seen it before ⚔️ Dec 25. pic.twitter.com/MEiZFIpRI2
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) November 10, 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 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.
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 November 11, 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 episodes 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. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Official Teaser Trailer
The official teaser trailer of 1:00 minutes was released on the official YouTube channel with a tagline stating, “Set in an elven world 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a tale lost to history: the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that led to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. This four-part prequel series premieres on Netflix on 25 December.” Take a look at the official teaser trailer below:
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