news culture The Witcher Blood Origin: Date, Scenario, Casting, Everything About the Netflix Series!
With Season 3 of The Witcher just wrapping up filming, Netflix has announced the release date of Blood Origin, another series based on the universe of Geralt de Riv! Only this time the famous witcher isn’t in the game. The show will plunge us into centuries ago when a strange event mixes humans, monsters and magic. Come on, here’s all the info you need to know.
The Witcher Blood Origin, what is it exactly?
We start with the most important. The Witcher Blood Origin is a spin-off of the base series The Witcher, set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher! So here you don’t find Geralt de Riv, Yennefer or even Ciri, but a new trio of characters consisting of Éile, Fjall, Scian. The idea of the show is to tell the adventures that led to it conjunction of the spheres (magical collision causing monsters to appear on the continent) and the creation of the very first witcher. The latter is indeed crucial when fighting creatures that have fallen from the sky. The world will then be administered by the elves, but humans will disrupt this state of affairs.
How many episodes does Witcher Blood Origin have?
Contrary to what was originally announced, The Witcher Blood Origin will eventually count four episodes instead of six. It’s also a mini-series, so there shouldn’t be any new seasons. “It looks like a two-part movie,” explains Declan De Barra, the show’s director, on the Netflix page. “I never wanted the public to be tied down to another episode.” Of course, all episodes will be released at once.
What is the release date of this Netflix series?
Under the tree, prepare well because The Witcher Blood Origin arrives on Christmas Day, which is the December 25, 2022 ! The release date was announced recently during the Netflix Tudum event. To mark the occasion, the streaming giant unveiled a new poster featuring two crossed tattooed hands, one carrying an ax and the other a long knife. Obviously this is an allusion to the struggle brewing at the beginning of the conjunction of the spheres between humans and Eves.
What is the plot of The Witcher Blood Origin?
As mentioned above, the Netflix series allows you to learn more about the story of the first witcher and the conjunction of the spheres, 1,200 years before the adventures of Geralt de Riv. There is more information in a paper posted by Netflix. “Blood Origin will follow the story of this collapse through the eyes of a team of outsiders: Scian, Éile and Fjall (…). Through her vengeful journey and her enemies’ perspectives, fans will uncover the truth about the first witcher prototype
Are Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri involved?
Sorry, but no. Since Blood Origin takes place 1,200 years before the events of the basic Witcher show, it’s impossible to meet Geralt, Yennefer, or Ciri. However, in an interview on the Netflix website, director Declan De Barra talks about setting up upcoming items, discoveries, and characters in the main series. “I spent a lot of time sowing new easter eggs and respond to older Easter eggs,” he says. Additionally, actress Minnie Driver – who plays the role of narrator – claimed during recent tudum that her character was crucial in “connecting the past of Blood Origin to the future of The Witcher.”
What is the cast of The Witcher Blood Origin?
In addition to Minnie Driver, who will therefore act as narrator, The Witcher Blood Origin initially consists of Michelle Yeoh (Dragon Tiger, The Talisman) as Scian; Sophia Brown (Top Boy) as Éile and Laurence O’Fountain (Viking) who will play Fjal. It is therefore the trio that will serve as a common thread throughout the series. If their personality is yet to be defined, they will in any case be accompanied during the casting lenny henry (The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power) as Balor; Mirren Mack (Sex Education) to play Merwyn as well as many other beautiful people. If you’re worried about the trajectory of these characters, don’t worry. Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the Witcher books, is the project’s creative advisor.
Where can we see the Netflix show trailer?
Finally, you should know that a trailer for The Witcher Blood Origin is already available, even if it’s not the first freshness. The video (above) was released last year as a surprise at the end of The Witcher Season 2 Episode 8. Still, it gives a good insight into the miniseries’ ambitions as well as its creative choices. For example, there is one much more colorful palette than for the original show. So The Witcher Blood Origin seems to want to create its own identity, which is good. See you in December!