Skip to main content

The Witcher: Blood Origin trailer reveals an untold chapter

Netflix dropped The Witcher season 2 in its entirety on December 17, and also gave fans who made it all the way through the new season a surprise by sneaking in the first trailer for the upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin as a post-credits scene in the final episode. But don’t expect to see Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivera in this miniseries. Blood Origin is set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher, and it shows fans a world of even greater magic and wonder.

The new trailer puts the spotlight on Michelle Yeoh’s Scian. If the ears weren’t a dead giveaway, Scian is an elf. More specifically, she is the only survivor of a tribe of sword-elves who is on a sacred quest to retrieve a stolen sword of great importance. Her story has been lost to time before now, but Scian’s journey will dramatically change the Continent forever. This miniseries will chronicle the fall of an elven civilization and the creation of the very first Witcher. It also promises to reveal the events that led to the worlds of men, monsters, and elves being joined as one.

The Witcher: Blood Origin | Post-Credits Teaser | Netflix

Sophia Brown also stars in Blood Origin as Éile, after taking over the role from April Turner-Smith shortly before filming began. Éile has the unusual distinction of being a Queen’s Guard warrior who abandoned her previous life to pursue a new chapter as a traveling musician. But given Éile’s prominence on the cast list, she seems to be the most likely character to become the first Witcher. Another possible candidate is Laurence O’Fuarain’s Fjall, a warrior who was once sworn to defend his king. However, Fjall will have a vengeful mission of his own that takes priority over everything else.

Michelle Yeoh in The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Lenny Henry also stars in the miniseries as Chief Druid Balor, with Mirren Mack as Merwyn, Nathaniel Curtis as Brían, Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut, Jacob Collins-Levy as Eredin, Lizzie Annis as Zacaré, Huw Novelli as Callan “Brother Death,” Francesca Mills as Meldof, Amy Murray as Fenrik, Zach Wyatt as Syndril, and Aidan O’Callaghan as Kareg,

The Witcher: Blood Origin was created by Declan De Barra and based on The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The six-episode miniseries will premiere on Netflix in 2022.

Editors' Recommendations

Blair Marnell
Blair Marnell has been an entertainment journalist for over 15 years. His bylines have appeared in Wizard Magazine, Geek…
Netflix goes all-in on The Witcher with new trailers, season 3 renewal, and more
Henry Cavill in The Witcher.

If there was any doubt that Netflix was firmly behind The Witcher franchise, that uncertainty can be put to rest.

Netflix didn't stop with a season 3 renewal for the series during its first-ever Tudum preview event over the weekend. The Witcher will also expand with a new anime movie, a family-friendly TV series set in the franchise, and the previously announced live-action prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. That's a lot of coins to be throwing at your Witcher!

Read more
Henry Cavill teases Season 2 of The Witcher in Instagram message

In a New Year message posted to his Instagram, Henry Cavill confirmed that season two of Netflix's The Witcher will soon begin pre-production. Netflix ordered season two of The Witcher before the first season even aired. Further updates, however, have been lacking until Cavill's post.

Speaking to his 10 million followers, he said, "Hello everybody, I’m back. I have been enjoying my Christmas break, perhaps a little too much at some points, but now it is back to work. Pre-production will be starting very shortly on Witcher season two. I see that you’ve all enjoyed Witcher season one, thank you very much for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be giving you updates on here as time goes on."

Read more
The Witcher series gets its final trailer ahead of its Netflix premiere
The Witcher Netflix


Just a week before The Witcher series premieres on Netflix, the streaming service released the final trailer for its adaptation of the bestselling novels and award-winning video game franchise.

Read more