The Witcher: Blood Origin teaser trailer takes us back over 1000 years before The Witcher

Originally expected to be a six episode series, The Witcher prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin has been condensed into “a four-part special event” that will be reaching the Netflix streaming service on December 25th. With the premiere date just over a month away, a teaser trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin has arrived online, and you can check it out in the embed above!

Set in “an elven world” 1200 years before the events we saw in The Witcher, The Witcher: Blood Origin tells a story lost to time – 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.

Blood Origin stars Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, who was born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a King and is now on a quest for redemption; Sophia Brown as Éile, an elite warrior who left her clan to become a nomadic musician; Michelle Yeoh as Scían, the last from a tribe of sword-elves; Lenny Henry as a character named 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, a.k.a. “Brother Death”; Francesca Mills as Meldof; Amy Murray as Fenrik; Minnie Driver as shapeshifting storyteller Seanchaí; and Zach Wyatt as Syndril.

The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich and Blood Origin showrunner Declan De Barra serve as executive producers on The Witcher: Blood Origin, alongside Matt O’Toole, Hivemind’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Films. Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the books The Witcher is inspired by, is involved as creative consultant.

While I loved the first season of The Witcher, I still need to catch up on the second season… and my interest in the whole franchise was dealt a serious blow when it was recently announced that Henry Cavill is going to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth in season 4. But I’ll give The Witcher: Blood Origin a chance at some point.

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The Witcher: Blood Origin
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