While fans wait for the third season of “The Witcher” to premiere its summer, Netflix’s four-part spin-off “The Witcher: Blood Origin” is set to premiere this December. Today, we’ve got the first teaser trailer for the prequel series.
“The Witcher: Blood Origin” is set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of “The Witcher” and will tell a story lost to time – the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
The massive cast includes Minnie Driver (Seanchaí), Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), Sophia Brown (Éile), Michelle Yeoh (Scían), Mirren Mack (Merwyn), Lenny Henry (Balor), Jacob Collins-Levy (Eredin), Lizzie Annis (Zacaré), Zach Wyatt (Syndril), Francesca Mills (Meldof), Amy Murray (Fenrik), Nathaniel Curtis (Brían), Huw Novelli (Callan “Brother Death”), Dylan Moran (Uthrok One-Nut), and Joey Batey (Jaskier).
Laurence O’Fuarain (“Game of Thrones”) will play the role of Fjall, born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect the king. Fjall “carries a deep scar within, the death of a loved one who fell in battle trying to save him. A scar that won’t let him settle, or make peace with himself or the world around him. In his quest for redemption, Fjall will find himself fighting beside the most unlikely of allies as he carves a path of vengeance across a continent in turmoil.”
Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) plays Scian, the last of her nomadic tribe of sword elves. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword from her fallen tribe, she sets out on a deadly quest.
Sophia Brown (“The Capture”) will play Elle, an elite warrior who left her clan to become a musician. However, she is forced to return to the blade in a quest for vengeance.
Directed by Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson., “Blood Origin” was created by Declan de Barra who also serves as showrunner.
Tune in on December 25th for the premiere of “The Witcher: Blood Origin.”