The Witcher: The Origin of Blood will be released on Netflix on December 25, 2022.
The fantasy spin-off series announced during Tudum 2022, which has reportedly been plagued by developmental problems in recent months, will finally hit Netflix on Christmas Day.
The release date reveal comes more than a year after the release of the first trailer for The Witcher: The Origin of Blood, and this trailer was unexpectedly released as a sting for the final episode of The Witcher Season Two. Additionally, Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Deep) has joined the cast for an undisclosed role.
Check out the release date confirmation in the tweet below, which features the first official poster for the Netflix show:
The worlds will collide. The premiere of The Witcher: The Origin of Blood in December. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/aUss0VQAYXSeptember 24, 2022
Set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher (and Geralt of Rivia), Blood Origin will tell the story of the first Witcher on the continent. It will also include the events leading up to and during the Conjunction of the Spheres – a cataclysmic event that led to the collision of many worlds, resulting in different races and monsters living on the same plane of existence.
Blood Origin will be played by Sophia Brown (Giri / Haji) as Éile, a fighter turned into a musician whose previous life catches up with her based on what happens in the Witcher spin-off. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once, Shang-Chi) and Laurence O’Fuarain (Rebellion, Game of Thrones) will be key supporting cast members for the series. Lenny Henry (Rings of Power) and Dylan Moran (Black Books), among others, will also appear throughout the movie.
The Witcher: Origin of Blood was originally intended to debut in mid-2022 and be a limited series of six episodes. However, the fan site of The Witcher Redanian intelligence (opens in a new tab) he has since reported that the show has been cut into four episodes, and will be narrated by the Witcher fan favorite Dandelion (Joey Batey) to help tie him to Netflix’s main The Witcher series.
The streaming giant did not confirm any of these details during its Tudum 2022 segment. We hope to find out more about Blood Origin in the weeks ahead of its December launch.
There will also be new news for Netflix’s The Witcher series coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled on TechRadar for more information when we receive it.
For more information on Tudum 2022, read TechRadar’s archived live blog, which featured the biggest announcements and revealed the best Netflix movies and TV shows.