Netflix is coming up with a new prequel to The Witcher while we all are waiting for its season 3 to stream on January 2023. While the project is still developing, here is what we know about The Witcher Blood Origin release date, trailer, cast, and plot.
The Witcher Blood Origin will revolve around the story of The Witcher season 1, demonstrating how and why the series was ever created. Created by Witcher boss Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Declan de Barra, The Witcher will be an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher book series.
What is The Witcher Blood Origin About?
Despite the show being set to stream next month on Netflix, the plotline’s complete details aren’t revealed yet. Moving ahead with Netflix’s information, the prequel series will grace the screens with its storyline dating 1200 years back in history.
The official synopsis of The Witcher Blood Origin series reads- More than a thousand years before the world of The Witcher, seven outcasts in the elven world unite in a blood quest against an unstoppable power.
The Witcher Blood and Origin presents the event of the Conjunction of Spheres resulting in the arrival of humans, elves, and monsters forming a different world. Further, it introduces three heroes, Fjall, Eile, and Elf, who are out to accomplish their respective goals. As the actual, The Witcher Blood Origin plot is still kept under wraps, the around whom the story is built can’t be unveiled. The poster release of The Witcher Blood Origin at the TUDUM event only reveals the star cast of the limited series.
Who Will be in The Witcher Blood Origin Cast?
Netflix has revealed The Witcher Blood Origin cast throughout the series announcement. Earlier reports were that the showrunners are searching for two female leads for Elie and Princess Merwyn’s respective characters. Initially, Jodie was signed to play Elie, but she eventually withdrew from the project following her unavailability on the given dates. As of now, Sophie Brown’s name is confirmed to portray Elie and Mirren Mack for Merwyn.
Laurence O’Fuarain will be featured as Fjall Stoneheart. His character is gritty, intense, and visceral in the series. Fjall belongs to an elven clan and might become the first Witcher of the continent.
Moving ahead, we are introduced to Jacob Collins Jevy as Captain Eredin. He is the same person mentioned in The Witcher book series. In The Witcher season 2, an older version of Captain Eredin was featured, and now the prequel project will present Jevy as a younger Captain Eredin.
Besides these, the other The Witcher Blood Origin cast features-
Isla Genie as Kes
Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut
Daniel Fathers as Oscar
Minnie Driver as Seanchai
Hebe Beardsall as Catrin
Lenny Henry as Balor
Kim Adis as Ket
Lizzie as Zacare
Aidan as Syndril
Nathaniel as Brian
Zach Wyatt as Syndril
Francesca Mills as Geldof
Huw Novelli as Callan
When Will The Witcher Blood Origin Release on Netflix?
According to the news from the Netflix TUDUM event, The Witcher Blood Origin series is set to release on 25th December 2022. The series will comprise six episodes and offer a glimpse of the prototype Witcher. During the initial period of the development, the filming of the six episodic series was done in South Iceland and later was shifted to the United Kingdom. After that, on 21st November 2022, The Witcher Blood Origin wrapped its filming and confirmed the series actor Declan de Barra.
Is The Witcher Official Trailer Released?
The official The Witcher Blood Origin trailer has yet to be released by Netflix. However, we do have its official teaser. The teaser video debuted in the end-credit scene of The Witcher season 2, giving us the look of Michelle Yeoh as a leader of the elves.
The official teaser didn’t have any dialogue delivery but a glimpse of bloodshed reverberating high tensions in the upcoming drama. While the teaser continues, the text displays- All Beginnings. All Ends signifies the roughness we would see in the bloodshed series.
Who is the Production team of The Witcher Blood Origin?
The Witcher Blood Origin series is written by a team of creative writers, including Troy Dangerfield, Tasha Huo, Pooja Gupta, Tania Lotia, Alex Meehan, Aaron Stewart, and Kiersten Van. The project is under the executive production of Lauren Hissrich, while the other producers involve Jarek Sawko, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, and Tomek Baginski.
Production Designer Andrew Laws have also returned for the project. Meanwhile, the series is made under the direction of Vicky Jewson and Sarah O;Gorman.
So, that’s all I have covered on The Witcher: Blood Origin. Please share your thoughts on the mysterious thriller in the comments section below.
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