The Witcher: Blood Origin just got a release date. At the Tudum 2022 online-only event, Netflix revealed that the much-anticipated The Witcher prequel will premiere on December 25. The news comes about a year since Netflix released the teaser post- credits to the show, following the final episode of The Witcher season 2. The studio also revealed a poster, featuring the leading warriors Haji and Fjall, played by Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain, respectively. shoulder. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) also leads the cast as Scian, a sword-wielding elf.
Set in a fantasy world, 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin follows seven outcasts who unite on a bloody quest against an unstoppable power. The six-episode series explores key lore events, such as The Conjunction of the Spheres, which unites the worlds of humans, monsters, and elves into one. While Geralt of Rivia and Vesemir are the most notorious and beloved monster hunters, The Witcher: Blood Origin provides a glimpse of early prototypes – they are genetic mutations, for those who don’t know.
That said, both events are set centuries apart, raising the question of how Netflix intended to cover them, without creating a mess. According to a Interactive map From the studio, the first witch was created by wizards 967 years after the Conjunction. This resulted in a 233-year disparity between the two storylines – a huge undertaking – which made the 10-year time jump in HBO Dragon’s House looks like a kid’s game.
Declan de Barra, who wrote two volumes in Henry Cavillseries -led, returning as the creator in The Witcher: Blood Origin. He’s joined by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who executive produces the mainstream The Witcher series. The prequel also stars Mirren Mack, Jacob Collins, Lenny Henry, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Amy Murray, Francesca Mills, Nathaniel Curtis Zach Wyatt, and Dylan Moran.
The Witcher: Blood Origin launches December 25, exclusively on Netflix.