The Witcher: Blood Origin Release Date: The Witcher: Blood Origin is a much-awaited prequel and offshoot to the blockbuster Netflix Witcher series, which just finished its second season. The Witcher season 3 won’t be released until at least 2023, so fans are eager for any fresh content set in the dark fantasy setting.
Blood Origin set 1,200 years before The Witcher will focus on the creation of the first Witcher and the events that lead to the Conjunction of the Spheres.
Blood Origin is somewhat fresh ground for Netflix program lovers, book fans, and video game enthusiasts alike, despite being largely based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher books. In this ever-expanding franchise, we’ll get to see a new story come to life.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Trailer Review
On December 20, the first teaser for The Witcher: Blood Origin was released online.
The first trailer for Blood Origin features wide images of numerous panoramas, plenty of action, and an intriguing introduction to a group of new characters who will take center stage in the series.
This comprises Michelle Yeoh’s Scian, Sophia Brown’s Éile, and Laurence O’Fuarain’s Fjall, the show’s major three who will play crucial parts in the plot and the Continent’s destiny.
The song in the one-minute teaser also gives a big indication of what’s to come in the series. ‘Burn,’ a 2013 track by British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding seems fitting for a play about the Elven civilization’s demise due to the Conjunction of the Spheres. But we’ll get into the story of Blood Origin later.
As part of its 2021 Tudum fan event, Netflix also released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Blood Origin.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Cast
So far, 14 characters have been cast in The Witcher: Blood Origin, with Yeoh, Brown, and O’Fuarain playing the main characters:
- Scan (Michelle Yeoh)
- Éile is played by Sophia Brown.
- Fjall is played by Laurence O’Fuarain.
- Chief Druid Lenny Henry Balor
- Merwyn is played by Mirren Mack.
- Bran (Nathaniel Curtis)
- Uthrok One-Nut is played by Dylan Moran.
- Eredin is played by Jacob Collins-Levy.
- Zacaré is played by Lizzie Annis.
- Callan “Brother Death” is played by Huw Novelli.
- Amy Murray as Fenrik, Francesca Mills as Meldof
- Syndril is played by Zach Wyatt.
- Kareg is played by Aidan O’Callaghan.
Éile is a Queen’s Guard Warrior
While Yeoh is the most well-known name associated with Blood Origin, the series’ protagonist will be Brown’s Éile. Éile is a Queen’s guard warrior who leaves her station to become a wandering musician, according to an Entertainment Weekly article from November 2021. However, based on what we’ve seen so far, Éile will be dragged back into the life she left behind.
Jodie Turner-Smith was cast in the role of Éile at first (Queen and Slim, Without Remorse). Turner-Smith was replaced by Brown (Giri/Haji) in July 2021 owing to a scheduling conflict.
Scan is Last of an Elven Nomad Tribe
Scan, played by Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery, Shang-Chi), is the last of an Elven nomad tribe. Scan is “the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves,” according to Deadline. No one comes near to her blade craftsmanship, and no one feels as much loss in their heart as she does.
When the opportunity to recover a stolen sacred sword, seized by illicit methods from her destroyed tribe, she embarks on a perilous journey that will alter the fate of the Continent.
Fjall Was Born Into a Clan of Warriors Sworn to Protect a King
Finally, O’Fuarain (Vikings, Game of Thrones) will play Fjall, a character described by Variety as “dark and mysterious.” “Fjall was born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a King, but he bears a deep scar on his heart from the death of a loved one who died in battle while attempting to save him.
A scar that prevents him from settling or making peace with himself or the world. Fjall will battle alongside the most unexpected of partners in his quest for atonement as he carves a path of retribution through a continent in turmoil.”
How This Trio Will Come Together in The Witcher: Blood Origin?
It’s unknown how this trio will come together in The Witcher: Blood Origin, but we expect it to involve the Conjunction of the Spheres.
This cataclysmic, multiversal event (which occurred 1500 years before The Witcher’s major events) forced every world and reality to merge, resulting in a condition where humans, elves, and monsters all reside in the same dimension, according to Sapkowski’s novels.
The Conjunction of the Spheres had consequences in this universe that would last hundreds of years, and it is responsible for the world’s rich and diversified make-up – as well as the danger, confusion, and uncertainty that pervades it.
The Conjunction is so vital to The Witcher’s universe that it holds great storytelling and framing potential.
The Witcher: Blood Origin Release Date
Netflix is reportedly targeting a Christmas 2022 release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Although no specific date was given, the most likely dates are December 24, 25, or 26.
If not October, December was the most likely possibility, considering both seasons of the main series were released around Christmas 2019 and 2021, as we stated in our previous piece.
The Witcher: Blood Origin conducted two weeks of reshoots in April, under the direction of The Witcher Season 1 director Alex Garcia Lopez. Filming took place both in the studio and on location, with an action scene at a night camp including Laurence O’Fuarain’s Fjall, extras, and horses.
The Witcher has been a huge hit for Netflix, and they’re making sure to capitalize on it with the spin-off series. Two seasons of The Witcher have already been released, as well as the animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel series that concluded filming earlier this year, is the next spin-off on the schedule.
After all of the sequences have been shot, the post-production team will most likely be busy preparing the film for its final release.
According to reports, the new series will premiere on Netflix in December 2022, just in time for the holidays.