The Witcher Blood Origin Release Date, Storyline, Cast, and More

Created by American television producer and screenwriter Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Irish screenwriter, animator, and musician Declan de Barra, The Witcher: Blood Origin is an upcoming fantasy action-adventure drama series. The series is based on The Witcher book series, which is written by author Andrzej Sapkowski.

The series follows events that are set 1200 years before The Witcher. This one will feature the creation of the first Witcher followed by the events resulting in the Conjunction of the Spheres. It will also feature an ancient Elven civilization before its end. Barra and Hissrich are also the executive producer of the series alongside Sean Daniel, Tomasz Bagiński, Matt O’Toole, Jason Brown, and Jarosław Sawko.

The makers featured the stars of the characters of the series including Michelle Yeoh, Lenny Henry, Nathaniel Curtis, Sophia Brown, Dylan Moran, Laurence O’Fuarain, and Mirren Mack.

Are you curious to know the release date of this upcoming show? Here, we have all the details of
The Witcher: Blood Origin.

The Witcher Blood Origin Release Date

The Witcher Blood Origin Release Date
The Witcher Blood Origin Release Date

Netflix greenlit the show in July 2020 and it was confirmed to be a six-part miniseries prequel to the TV adaptation of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Declan de Barra was confirmed to be the showrunner and the casting of Jodie Turner-Smith was confirmed in January last year. Laurence O’Fuarain was the next to join the show, but Turner-Smith quit in April because of scheduling issues. Michelle Yeoh then replaced Turner-Smith.

Filming for the series started in the United Kingdom in August 2021. After finishing filming, De Bara announced that in November 2021 they had gone into post-production. The makers have officially confirmed that the series will be debuted on December 25, 2022, with four episodes.

The Witcher Blood Origin Storyline

The Witcher Blood Origin Storyline
The Witcher Blood Origin Storyline

The Witcher Blood Origin serves as a prequel to The Witcher and the events happen before everything mentioned in the books or the Netflix show. According to the streaming platform’s description, we will see the Continent’s history, which will be 1200 years before everything that happened in The Witcher.

The show will explore the creation of the prototype Witcher and the things leading to the Conjunction of the Spheres, where monsters, men, and elves were brought into one single world. Andrzej Sapkowski has been hired as the creative consultant and Lauren S. Hissrich is the show’s executive producer. Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Scian who is a member of the elves followed by Sir Lenny Henry as Chief Druid Balor.

The Witcher Blood Origin Cast

The Witcher Blood Origin Cast
The Witcher Blood Origin Cast

The cast of The Witcher Blood Origin includes Sophia Brown playing the role of Eile, Laurence O’Fuarain playing the role of Fjall, Mirren Mack playing the role of Merwyn, Dylan Moran playing the role of Uthrok One-Nut, Lizzie Annis playing the role of Zacare, Francesca Mills playing the role of Meldof, Zach Wyatt playing the role of Syndril, Karlina Grace-Paseda playing the role of Cathleen, Sorcha Groundsell, Tomisin Ajani playing the role of Captain Olyf.

Furtherly, Minnie Driver plays the role of Seanchai, Mark Rowley, Michelle Yeoh plays the role of Scian, Lenny Henry plays the role of Chief Druid Balor, Nathaniel Curtis plays the role of Brían, Jacob Collins-Levy playing the role of Eredin, Huw Novelli as Callan “Brother Death”, Amy Murray playing the role of Fenrik, Aidan O’Callaghan playing the role of Kareg, Kim Adis playing the role of Ket, Hebe Beardsall playing the role of Catrin, Zachary Hart playing the role of Leifur, Daniel Boyarsky playing the role of Sabadell, and Jordan Whitby playing the role of Jaonos.

The Witcher Blood Origin Trailer

The Witcher Blood Origin Trailer
The Witcher Blood Origin Trailer

The makers released the full-length teaser trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin on YouTube on December 20, 2021.

Where To Watch The Witcher: Blood Origin Online?

You can watch The Witcher: Blood Origin online on the American subscription-based streaming service Netflix from December 25, 2022.

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