A prequel to the extremely popular 'The Witcher,' the show is going to focus on the Conjunction of Spheres and The Continent.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is coming to Netflix soon and it might be the best time to catch up on everything that has been happening on the show. While The Witcher came out in 2020, its narrative universe hasn’t stopped expanding. An animated film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf and the second season of the show—both released in 2021—have given us more context about the world.
However, with Blood Origin coming soon, fans can expect some unknown secrets revealed with the world's narrative shaping up even better than expected. So here is everything we know so far about the show.
#TheWitcher prequel series Blood Origin will dive into the events that lead to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves colided. pic.twitter.com/2Vg20UUDtj— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 20, 2021
What Is The Plot Of The Witcher: Blood Origin?
Set in a world before the Conjunction of Spheres, the story will delve into how the World of Men, World of Elves, and World of Monsters, together in a violent collision, create the political quagmire and monster-infested land The Witcher fans know as The Continent, TV Guide reported. It happens 1200 years before we see our beloved Geralt of Rivia becoming the Witcher. It is also rumored to delve into the creation of Witchers and what situations led to the creation of a species so resilient and tactful.
It is a multiversal story spanning all the worlds and will shine perspective on how these worlds collided to destroy some and merge others into an ecosystem that is simultaneously dangerous and symbiotic. With Declan de Barra serving as the showrunner of the prequel miniseries, showrunner of The Witcher Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as the executive producer, and writer of the original Witcher books Andrzej Sapkowski as the creative consultant, the show is bound to do well.
Who Is Cast In The Witcher: Blood Origin?
Let’s start off with Michelle Yeoh as Scían, the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. The character is described as an artist with the blade, on a deadly quest that will change the fate of the Continent. We also have Sophia Brown who will be joining as a major character named Éile, a warrior-turned-musician who has left her position as Queen's guardian. A grand reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the way of the blade as she goes on a mission for revenge and redemption.
Also joining the cast is Mirren Mack who will play the role of Merwyn. Lenny Henry as Balor, Jacob Collins Levy as Eredin, Lizzie Annis as Zacaré, Huw Novelli as Callan "Brother Death," Francesca Mills as Meldof, Amy Murray as Fenrik, Nathaniel Curtis as Brían, Zach Wyatt as Syndril, and Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut round up the rest of the cast.
Additionally, Minnie Driver has also joined the cast in an unknown role which only means that there are serious twists coming.
Welcome to our clan, Minnie Driver! We can’t wait to see you on the Continent. pic.twitter.com/9yVSeuT2i8— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 24, 2022
When Will The Witcher: Blood Origin Release?
At the Netflix TUDUM event held on September 24, 2022, it was announced that the show will premiere on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, this year. The show will contain four episodes. When asked about the decision behind the length, De Barra said to Netflix, “This felt like a two-part movie. You never want to be watching a movie going, ‘I love this movie.’ And then you start to look at your watch going, ‘Oh, please end soon.’”