In 2019, Netflix released the highly anticipated first season of their new fantasy TV series, The Wizard. Based on the book series of the same name. Andrzej Sapkowskithe show finally follows Geralt of Rivia (henry cavill), a magical mutant who hunts monsters. On his travels, Geralt comes across a powerful sorceress named Yennifer (Anya Chalotra) and discovers that his destiny is to protect a young princess named Ciri (freya allan), who has dangerous abilities.
Following the hype and reception of the first season, in July 2020, Netflix announced that a prequel miniseries was in the works, titled The Witcher: Origin of Blood. It was developed by declan bar Y Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (main series showrunner). When The Wizard The second season was released in December 2021, during the credits of the final episode, fans of the sorcerer Universe were surprised to see an intriguing first sneak peek at the prequel series. Now, almost a year later, it’s finally about to come out!
The Witcher: Origin of Blood promises to deliver a thrilling journey back in time to showcase an epic event that changed this world forever. So while we eagerly await its release, check out everything we know so far about this exciting upcoming miniseries!
When and where will The Witcher: Blood Origin be released?
The Witcher: Origin of Blood it will currently premiere on Netflix on Sunday, December 25. Like the main TV series, it’s also a Netflix exclusive, so you won’t be able to stream it anywhere else. You can visit the show’s home page on Netflix here:
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How many episodes will there be?
Being a miniseries, The Witcher: Origin of Blood It will only contain 4 episodes. It has not yet been revealed how long the episodes will last.
When the miniseries was first announced in July 2020, six episodes had originally been greenlit. However, Barra’s co-creator explained in an interview in September that during the editing process, the creative team found that the story flowed better as four episodes, rather than six.
Is there a trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin?
There certainly is! After a few brief sneak peeks, Netflix has finally released an official ‘Teaser Trailer’ on November 11, 2022. It doesn’t give away too much about the story (more on that later!), but it looks very exciting. and action-packed chapter in the sorcerer universe to explore
Curiously, the trailer also features very little dialogue aside from these ominous four words: “All beginnings. Everything ends. It won’t be long before we can unravel the meaning behind this saying, its relevance to sorcerer history and lore, and what it could mean for our main characters in the main series going forward.
When and where was The Witcher: Blood Origin filmed?
The Witcher: Origin of Blood filming began in August 2021, in the UK. Much of the series was filmed at Arborfield Studios, where the main series also filmed its final two seasons, and likely an upcoming third. The co-creator of the series, Declan de Barra, announced that filming in The Witcher: Origin of Blood had officially ended on November 21, 2021, meaning the miniseries could move into post-production.
Reshoots of the series were then produced in April 2022, reportedly lasting for about a week. It has been reported that these newly filmed scenes allowed for the inclusion of the series’ main character Jaskier (joey batey), a bard who is a friend of Geralt. It is rumored that his role is that of the narrator of the series, helping to link the current affairs of the sorcerer universe to these important historical events.
What is The Witcher: Origin of Blood about?
The official synopsis of The Witcher: Origin of Blood read:
Every story has a beginning. Witness the untold history of the continent with The Witcher: Origin of Blooda new prequel series set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of The Wizard. origin of blood will tell a story lost in time – explore the creation of the first Witcher prototype and the events leading up to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres”, when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one.
For those who read the sorcerer books, or even played some of the video games, this time period in world history may already be well known. However, the main TV series has yet to dive into it much, which means that this new miniseries could contain a lot of vital information for the upcoming third season and beyond. So with that in mind, let’s break down some of these key elements.
First, The Witcher: Origin of Blood will highlight the once powerful and influential elven civilization. As we already know from the main series, in the present day, the elves are on their last legs as they try to rebuild the kingdom they once had. They currently seek protection and refuge in Cintra, another kingdom already facing its own struggles after being invaded and having its monarchs murdered. Seeing how low the elves have sunk, the miniseries could show an era in which they were thriving and the roles they played within the sorcerer world.
Second, what is the “Conjunction of the Spheres”? as we learned in The Wizard‘s second season, there’s an incredibly dangerous and larger multiverse that could be explored, leading to worlds where many of the monsters Geralt hunts originated. So it sounds like the miniseries could provide us with a lot of crucial insights into the sorcerer multiverse Also, in reference to the ‘Conjunction’ itself, we can also learn about the first time all these worlds came together unexpectedly and chaotically.
Lastly, the miniseries will explain the origins behind the creation of Witchers. Due to the dangerous ‘Conjunction’ event, perhaps the Witchers were first created to help defeat enemies and monsters that traveled between worlds.
There’s certainly a lot to unpack and speculate with this four-episode miniseries, so it’ll be interesting to see what The Witcher: Origin of Blood brings to the table this intriguing fantasy franchise.
Who is in The Witcher: Blood Origin?
Like the main series, The Witcher: Origin of Blood It features a great cast of actors and actresses who will bring many new characters to life. While we already know that Joey Batey will reprise his role as Jaskier, other leads in the miniseries include our main trio of:
sofia brown as Éile, “a warrior of the Queen’s guard who leaves to become a traveling musician”.
michelle yeoh as Scian, “the last member of a nomadic tribe of sword elves on a quest to recover a stolen sword from his people.”
Y, Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, “a man born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a king, but who instead sets out with a need for vengeance.”
The miniseries will also feature the talents of minnie driver like Seanchai, lenny henry as Chief Druid Balor, mirren mack like Merwin, nathaniel curtis like Brian, Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut, and Jacob Collins Levy like Eredin, among many others.