Every story has a beginning. After fans binge-watched Season Two of Netflix’s The Witcher, they were treated to a post-credits teaser for the highly anticipated prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin! The mini-series, starring Michelle Yeoh, reveals the “untold history of the Continent.”
Here’s a synopsis of the new show per Netflix:
Every story has a beginning. Witness the untold history of the Continent with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel series set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – exploring 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 Witcher: Blood Origin will release in 2022, only on Netflix.
Before The Witcher‘s Season Two streaming debut this past Friday, Netflix unveiled the anime feature The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf in August. It tells the origin story of Vesemir, Geralt of Rivia’s mentor.
The Witcher took the mega-streamer by storm in 2019, with Henry Cavill leading the charge as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter. As reported by The Verge, “76 million people watched at least two minutes of The Witcher.” It catapulted streaming numbers to new heights, making it the “best first television season ever.” The Witcher will return for Season Three.
The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Michelle Yeoh as Scian, Lenny Henry as Balor, Jacob Collins-Levy as Eredin, Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut, Mirren Mack as Merwyn, Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, Nathaniel Curtis as Brían and Sophia Brown as Éile. Declan De Barra serves as the series’ creator with a script based on The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Brace yourself for a new (old) world when the six-episode mini-series premieres sometime in 2022 on Netflix.
Watch the teaser below!
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