‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’: Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know

‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’: Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know

'The Witcher: Blood Origin': Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know'The Witcher: Blood Origin': Release Date, Cast & Everything We Know

The Witcher: Blood Origin: Set 1,200 years before the events of the original series, Blood Origin will portray the creation of the first Witcher.

  • The Witcher: Blood Origin arrives on Netflix in Dec 2022.
  • It is going to be a limited series with just four episodes.

Debuted in 2019, The Witcher is a Netflix original fantasy drama series developed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Based on the book series of the same name Andrzej Sapkowski, the show follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a mystical mutant who hunts monsters. In his journeys, Geralt crosses paths with a powerful conjurer named Yennifer (Anya Chalotra) and discovers that it’s his destiny to protect a young princess named Ciri (Freya Allan), who has destructive abilities.

Following the huge success of the first season, Netflix not only renewed the series for a second season but also announced a prequel miniseries titled The Witcher: Blood Origin.  was in the works. The prequel series is developed by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (showrunner of the main series).

Fans have been clamouring for a prequel for a long time. Therefore, it is completely natural why there has been a greater than usual increase in expectation now that their dream has been granted after years of waiting. During The Witcher Season 2 finale episode’s credits, the creators surprised fans by sharing the first sneak peek of the prequel series. Now after one year, the series prequel is finally coming on Netflix.

Here’s everything you need to know about the thrilling upcoming miniseries!

The Witcher: Blood Origin Release Date

It has been officially announced that the brand-new series would debut on Christmas Day, which falls on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET), at the same time, other shows drop on the streaming platform.

Netflix’s official Twitter account also verified the announcement by tweeting a new poster from the series. Check it out below:

How many episodes will be there in The Witcher: Blood Origin?

Don’t expect an epic eight-episode run like The Witcher, as Blood Origin is touted as a limited series. Six episodes were initially planned. However, now it has been confirmed that there are going to be just four episodes. All episodes will be dropped at once on Dec 25, 2022. It has not been revealed how long the episodes will be.

What will be the plot of The Witcher: Blood Origin?

Since The Witcher franchise has been around for a long time, many people may already be familiar with this time in history. However, the leading TV show hasn’t gotten into it yet, so this new miniseries might include a tonne of essential material for the upcoming season and beyond.

So let’s dissect some of these crucial components keeping that in mind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will first focus on the formerly significant Elven civilisation. The elves work to restore the realm they once held, as we know from the main story. Set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher television series, Blood Origin will depict the creation of the first Witcher, as well as the events leading to the “Conjunction of the Spheres”

Meanwhile, they are looking for safety and shelter in Cintra, another country dealing with its problems after being invaded and having its kings assassinated. Given how far the elves have fallen, the miniseries might depict a time when they flourished and the functions they served in the Witcher world.

The official synopsis for The Witcher: Blood Origin reads:

“Every story has a beginning. Witness the untold history of the Continent with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel series set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – exploring the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.”

The Witcher: Blood Origin Cast: Who plays who?

Like the main series, Witcher: Blood Origin features a vast cast of actors and actresses that will bring numerous new characters to life. The following is a list of the miniseries’ cast members along with the characters they are playing:

  • Sophia Brown as Éile, a warrior of the Queen’s guard who leaves to become a travelling musician
  • Michelle Yeoh as Scian, the last member of a nomadic tribe of sword elves on a mission to retrieve a blade stolen from her people
  • Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, a man born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a king, but instead sets out in need of vengeance
  • 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
  • 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

Is there a trailer?

There is, for sure! On November 11th, 2022, Netflix finally released an official trailer following a few quick sneak peeks. However, the plot of Blood Origin is only briefly mentioned in the trailer. Most of it was already revealed in the initial teaser that was released following The Witcher season two finale’s credits. The teaser also doesn’t make it apparent how Blood Origin relates to the main Witcher television series.

Check it out below:

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Where to watch ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’?

Being a Netflix original, The Witcher: Blood Origin will be made available to stream on Netflix. You can stream the original show The Witcher on Netflix.

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