Netflix released the trailer to its upcoming star-studded The Witcher prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. The series will premiere on the streamer, Christmas.
Blood Origin takes place 1200 years before the events of Netflix’s The Witcher and its stars Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fugrain and Joey Batey, who is reprising his role as Jaskier.
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The limited series tells 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.
It centers on three elven figures: warrior-turned-singer Éile (Brown), brute Fjall (O’Fuarain), and sword-elf Scían (Yeoh). As fate forces their paths to converge, their joint quest will bring about the conjunction of the spheres, an event that merges the realms of human, elf, and monster together to form the world of the Continent in the main series.
Check out the new trailer down below.
Also starring in the series are Mirren Mack as Princess Merwyn, Lenny Henry as Chief Sage Balor, Francesca Mills as Meldof, Huw Novelli as Brother Death, and Zach Wyatt and Lizzie Annis will play a pair of celestial twin sages named Syndril and Zacaré.
Amy Murray, Mark Rowley, Daniel Fathers, Faoileann Cunningham, Kim Adis, Nathaniel Curtis, Ella Schrey-Yeats, and Claire Cooper will recur in teh series.
Both the original series and the upcoming prequel are based on the popular PlayStation video game franchise of the same name. While The Witcher tells an original story set in the same time period as the games, The Witcher: Blood Origin is set to explore the rich foundation and lore that the central series is built upon.