In 2019, Netflix launched the extremely anticipated first season of their new fantasy TV sequence, The Witcher. Based mostly on the e book sequence of the identical title Andrzej Sapkowski, the present in the end follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a magical mutant who hunts monsters. In his journeys, Geralt crosses paths with a strong sorceress named Yennifer (Anya Chalotra) and discovers that it’s his future to guard a younger princess named Ciri (Freya Allan), who has harmful skills.
Following the primary season’s hype and reception, in July 2020, Netflix introduced a prequel miniseries was within the works, titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. It was developed by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (showrunner of the principle sequence). When The Witcher Season 2 was launched in December 2021, in the course of the finale episode’s credit, followers of the Witcher universe had been stunned to see an intriguing first sneak peek of the prequel sequence. Now, almost a 12 months later, it’s lastly about to come back out!
The Witcher: Blood Origin guarantees to ship an exhilarating journey again in time to showcase an epic occasion that modified this world eternally. So, whereas we’re eagerly ready for it to launch, take a look at every thing we all know to date about this thrilling upcoming miniseries!
When and The place Is The Witcher: Blood Origin Coming Out?
The Witcher: Blood Origin is presently set to premiere on Netflix on Sunday, December 25. Like the principle TV sequence, additionally it is a Netflix unique, so that you gained’t have the ability to stream it wherever else. You’ll be able to go to the present’s touchdown web page on Netflix right here:
How Many Episodes Will There Be?
Being a miniseries, The Witcher: Blood Origin will solely include 4 episodes. It has not been revealed how lengthy the episodes shall be but.
When the miniseries was first introduced again in July 2020, initially six episodes had been greenlit. Nonetheless, co-creator de Barra defined in an interview again in September that in the course of the modifying course of, the artistic group discovered that the story flowed higher as 4 episodes, slightly than six.
Is There a Trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin?
There actually is! After a number of transient sneak peeks, an official ‘Teaser Trailer’ was lastly launched by Netflix on November eleventh, 2022. It doesn’t give an excessive amount of away in regards to the story (extra on that later!), however it seems like a really thrilling and action-packed chapter within the Witcher universe to discover.
Curiously, the trailer additionally options little or no dialogue other than these ominous 4 phrases: “All beginnings. All ends.” It gained’t be lengthy now earlier than we are able to unravel the which means behind this saying, its relevance to Witcher historical past and lore, and what it may imply for our lead characters in the principle sequence shifting ahead.
As a giant shock this week at Brazil’s annual CCXP popular culture competition, a brand new trailer for the miniseries was launched! You’ll be able to see it right here:
Whereas it’s nonetheless comparatively gentle on freely giving story parts, we, luckily, bought a number of new important drops of data. This era is being described because the ‘Golden Period’ for the Elven Civilization the place they seem like enormously feared and in possession of unusual beasts, one thing which our new group of heroes is anxious about.
Talking of heroes, we get a greater take a look at our new core group of characters. The trailer describes them as “seven warriors, outcasts, strangers to one another. Sure collectively to struggle an unstoppable empire.” Being a mixture of the human, elven and dwarven races, a mighty team-up like this may solely be made to match the looming risk at hand.
To wrap up this new trailer, we additionally see Jaskier (Joey Batey), a bard and Geralt’s good friend from the principle sequence, who’s all lined in blood. He’s talking with Seanchaí (Minnie Driver), a shapeshifting storyteller that may journey between worlds and thru time.
When and The place Was The Witcher: Blood Origin Filmed?
The Witcher: Blood Origin started filming in August 2021, within the UK. A lot of the sequence was shot at Arborfield Studios, the place the mains sequence has additionally filmed its final two seasons, and sure its upcoming third. It was introduced by sequence co-creator Declan de Barra that filming on The Witcher: Blood Origin had formally wrapped on November twenty first, 2021, which means the miniseries may then go into post-production.
Reshoots for the sequence then occurred in April 2022, which reportedly lasted a couple of week. It has been reported that these newly filmed scenes allowed for the inclusion of essential sequence character, Jaskier (Joey Batey). His function is being described by co-creator Declan de Barra as being a sequence narrator of types serving to hyperlink the present-day affairs of the Witcher universe to those important historic occasions.
Creating this hyperlink between each time durations could point out that Jaskier’s presence in the principle sequence will grow to be way more vital in Season 3. No matter surprising new information he acquires may show to be important to Geralt, Ciri, and Yennifer as they embark on the following stage of their journey collectively.