Netflix recently released the official teaser trailer for the prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” starring Michelle Yeoh, giving viewers a look into the creation of the first witcher.
The first witcher: The story is set in an ancient elven world 1,200 years before the original “Witcher” series takes place. It will explore the origin of the first witcher and how the worlds of men, monsters and elves collided, according to Netflix’s synopsis.
- “The Witcher” is a fantasy drama based on the book series of the same name by author Andrzej Sapkowski. It follows the individual stories of Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, a monster-hunter known as the “Witcher;” Cirilla “Ciri”, the crown princess of Cintra; and the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, all of which merge together in a final battle.
- According to Netflix, Yeoh will portray Scian, a sword-elf on a mission to retrieve a stolen sword, as she crosses paths with warriors Éile, played by Sophia Brown, and Fjall, portrayed by Laurence O’Fuarain.
- The Malaysian actress previously starred in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” She is best known internationally for roles in James Bond’s 1997 film “Tomorrow Never Dies” and 2000 film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
- “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” which will be a six-episode series, was created by Declan de Barra.
- “When you look at our own history, societies that had been at their height, like the Roman Empire or the Mayan Empire, that’d be right before the fall, and then we’re in dark ages again,” De Barra told EW. “That fascinated me to wonder what that world could have been: what society would have been like and what elves wanted. That’s what we’re going to explore here.”
The first two seasons of “The Witcher” and its animated spin-off film “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” are currently available on Netflix. While the exact date of release of “The Witcher: Blood Origin” is yet to be announced, the series will debut on the streaming platform in 2022.