Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin looks like a pretty neat Christmas gift for Witcher fans

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Netflix’s prequel to The Witcher The Witcher: Origin of Bloodwill air in December, and the show’s creator has shared some information about the upcoming miniseries.

The four-part series is set 1,200 years before the adventures of Geralt of Rivia and was created by Declan De Barra and The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.


Blood Origin will cover the Conjunction of the Spheres, a cataclysm trapping unnatural creatures such as ghouls and vampires in the dimension where the story takes place. The collision created rifts in different realms, bringing with it a force known as chaos or magic. This event also displaced many native races, unable to fight so many dangerous creatures. The show will explain how the cataclysm happened, its reasons and how the first Witcher was born.

The miniseries shows how a continent once ruled by elves and spared human colonization was a “prosperous society” filled with many kingdoms and hierarchies. It was a technically advanced era in magic and science, but while enlightened, it also had its fair share of problems due to being a hierarchical society. Residents were either “high-born or low-born”, and this form of racism and speciesism was prevalent.

“Viewers will be surprised as they see a story told about a period of Elvish history that was buried by humans after their arrival and eventual conquest of the continent.” De Barra said Tudum of Neflix. “We can tell a story about elves when they were at their peak, like all great societies before their fall.”

Blood Origin will follow the story of the collapse of the elves, through the eyes of three heroes named Scian, Eile and Fjall – played by Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain respectively. Seeking revenge of one kind or another, the story will also cover the perspectives of their enemies.

Minnie Driver will also star in the short series as Seanchai, a shape-shifting storyteller who can travel between worlds and eras, Mirren Mack lends his acting skills to Merwyn, a princess, and Lenny Henry will play the role of the right-hand man of the King, Chief Sage. balor

> Unlike The Witcher series, there will be no jumping timeline, but a more linear story, and some main and fan-favorite characters from the books of the later Witcher series will appear. Viewers can also expect items and discoveries made in Blood Origin that will play out in later seasons of The Witcher with “critical effects” on the storyline.

The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres on Netflix on December 25, making it a pretty cool Christmas present for Witcher fans.

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