The Witcher Blood Origin
The Witcher Blood Origin “It can’t merely be another branch of our mediaeval dream,” says an insider.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner for The Witcher, has revealed how the upcoming Blood Origin TV program would “surprise” viewers.
Hissrich discussed why fans of Netflix’s successful program will want to see the prequel series when it premieres in 2022 at The Witcher season 2 press event.
When asked what will distinguish The Witcher Blood Origin apart from the two seasons of the main series so far, Hissrich said the prequel’s look and tone will be different from what’s come before.
“I believe that one of the things that will surprise people is the way it appears,” Hissrich added. “‘It can’t just be another branch of our mediaeval imagination,’ we said emphatically. So, how can we reimagine how the world looks?”
Hissrich went on to say that, in comparison to The Witcher, some viewers may be surprised by how modern Blood Origin appears. Given that Blood Origin will take place 1,200 years before The Witcher, it’s an interesting difference to make.
Fans, on the other hand, will enjoy exploring the Continent – the fictitious realm in which The Witcher is situated – before the Conjunction of the Spheres, a cataclysmic event that impacts the whole Witcher multiverse, according to Hissrich. Hissrich revealed that viewers will not only discover how the Witchers came to be, but they will also get a closer look at the Continent’s elves and their involvement in the Witchers’ development.
“I think what’ll surprise people the most is that it doesn’t appear any older than The Witcher,” Hissrich continued. “In fact, it appears to be more modern in certain ways. We get to discuss what elf culture was like before humans arrived, prior to the Conjunction of the Spheres. As a result, I believe it will be a lot of fun and surprising for fans.”
Blood Origin will take place 1,200 years before The Witcher TV series, and will focus on the Continent’s ancient elf culture before its extinction due to the Conjunction of the Spheres. The first Witcher, altered humans who are subjected to severe training and magical experiments in order to become monster slayers available for hire, will also be covered in the prequel plot.
The Witcher Blood Origin, a six-part miniseries, was set to star Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Without Remorse) as Éile, a Queen’s guard warrior who leaves her job to pursue a career as a wandering singer – until she’s dragged back into her prior duty by unanticipated events.
Turner-Smith left the project in August 2021 due to schedule issues, and Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji, Top Boy) took her place as the show’s star.
Little else is known about the plot of Blood Origin, but the show’s creators have put together a cast that rivals that of the mainline Witcher series. The supporting cast includes Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi, Crazy Rich Asians), Laurence O’Fuarain (Vikings, Rebellion), Lenny Henry (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), and Dylan Moran (Black Books, Uncle).
In 2022, The Witcher Blood Origin will be released exclusively on Netflix. The Witcher Season 2 is set to premiere on December 17th, and you can get a preview of what to anticipate by reading our spoiler-free review of the first six episodes. Alternatively, see the top Netflix series to watch right now, including The Witcher.