Netflix is getting ready to release its new Witcher show later this month. The Witcher: Blood Origin will launch on 25 December in a special four-part series and aims to keep fans busy until The Witcher Season 3 sometime in 2023. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel to the main series and takes place 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia’s story.
In the latest trailer, Netflix gives viewers a good look at the show’s main cast and details some of the quests they will go on during the show. The cast includes some familiar faces including Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, and Laurence O’Fuarain. However, there’s also a surprise at the end of the trailer with the appearance of Joey Batey’s Jaskier.
At the moment it isn’t quite clear why Jaskier is in the show. It does take place 1,200 years before his time. There is talk of monoliths causing “tears between worlds” which might be tied to his role in the series. Then there’s Mini Driver’s Seanchai who is a character described as a “shapeshifting collector of old lore with the abilities to travel between time and worlds”.
By the sound of things, the show might jump back and forth between time due to the various elements taking place with tears and worlds. We don’t know whether or not Netflix plans on looping in The Witcher Season 3 into The Witcher: Blood Origin. Regardless, it looks like a great show to binge during the festive season.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will debut in its four-part series on 25 December (a strange date). Check out the trailer below. Keep in mind that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next gen update is also set to launch on 14 December. Find out more about that content here.