As the release date of The Witcher: Blood Origin nears, fans of the hit Netflix drama are buzzing with anticipation. We can all take a much-needed break from counting down to Season 2 and enter a new realm where fantasy reigns supreme! Get ready for an epic experience transporting you into this captivating universe.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, from the main series, has returned to work her charm on this action and adventure series, creating a new plot for us to follow and better grasp the land of The Continent.
If this series has already caught your curiosity, read our advance The Witcher: Blood Origin review or continue reading for everything else you need to know about the Netflix miniseries, including the release date, cast, and the most recent trailers.
When Will The Witcher: Blood Origin Be Released?
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be released on Netflix at 8 a.m. (GMT) on Sunday, December 25, 2022, also known as Christmas Day. The miniseries is only four episodes long, so it should be a quicker watch than an average season of the main show, which has eight chapters.
Second, what exactly is a “Conjunction of the Spheres”? As we discovered in The Witcher 2’s second season, a much bigger universe can be explored, leading to realms where many of the creatures Geralt hunts originated.
So it appears that the miniseries will give us a wealth of information regarding the Witcher multiverse. Furthermore, by referring to the ‘Conjunction,’ we can learn about the first time these worlds were unexpectedly and chaotically thrown together.
Who Is In The Cast Of The Witcher: Blood Origin?
The Witcher: Blood Origin has a large cast of actors and actresses, just like the main series. They will bring many new characters to life. We already know that Joey Batey will play Jaskier again in the miniseries, but our main three actors will also be in it:
- Sophia Brown as Éile
- Michelle Yeoh as Scian
- Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall
Minnie Driver will play Seanchai, Lenny Henry will play Chief Druid Balor, Mirren Mack will play Merwyn, Nathaniel Curtis will play Bran, Dylan Moran will play Uthrok One-Nut, and Jacob Collins-Levy will play Eredin, among many others.
How Does Blood Origin Connect To The Witcher?
The Witcher: Blood Origin is believed to have only minor connections to the main series, with the most prominent presumably being a cameo appearance by Jaskier (Joey Batey).
He told Entertainment Weekly that he shot scenes for the prequel series in just three days and won’t be a significant presence on the program, though he did mention filming stuff with the stunt squad, which is thrilling.
There is also potential for a more tangential relationship between the two programs, such as more investigation of Witcher traditions, some of which were explored in depth during the second season.
Based on early indications, Minnie Driver’s Seanchai billed as a time traveller, could appear in The Witcher season 3 when it is released on Netflix in 2023.
Where Can You Watch The Witcher: Blood Origin?
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be available on Netflix from Sunday, 25th December 2022.