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A Closer Look at The Witcher: Blood Origin Teaser Trailer

We won't have to wait too long for Witcher content.
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The Witcher season two finale left us reeling about the implications of season three, but while we might have to wait another year to continue watching Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer's journey, we won’t have to wait too long to return to the Witcherverse. 

Eagle-eyed fans who sat through the credits of the season finale were the first to watch the post-credits teaser trailer of The Witcher: Blood Origin, the upcoming prequel series in the franchise that takes us back 1,200 years to the very beginning of this universe. Set to be released in 2022 on Netflix, Blood Origin is led by action legend Michelle Yeoh and newcomers Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain. The Witcher franchise mastermind Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will step into the role of showrunner, and the creator of this world, Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant. With Sapkowski on board on a Witcher story that’s never been told, we might very well consider this upcoming series canon.

Throughout The Witcher series, books, and even video games, the Conjunction of the Spheres has been referred to time and again. Now, Netflix will dive straight into the fray and deliver us the origin story we’ve all been waiting for. 

The teaser trailer was brief but telling, showing us that we should expect plenty of tension and battles in the upcoming show. We were introduced to the leading characters—Scian (Yeoh), the last survivor of her sword-wielding tribe; Fjall (O’Fuarain), a vengeance-hungry man who has beef with Eile (Sophia Brown), who is a warrior herself with her own traumatic past. The unexpected trio will face the unwelcome monsters and humans that step into their world and witness the creation of the very first Witcher. 

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We love a good origin story, and Blood Origin is certainly that. 

Photo by Netflix.

The first shot of the teaser seems like a typical landscape of the Continent pre-humanity. But the Sherlocks of the geekdom will notice a giant rip in the Earth, not unlike the canyon that Ciri created when she broke the monolith in The Witcher. The Conjunction of the Spheres allowed monsters—and humans—to essentially migrate from their dying worlds to the world of The Witcher. And if the main series taught us anything, it’s that humans aren’t that different from otherworldly monsters aren’t all. 

These unwanted species needed a way in, and this looks to be it. 

Did you spot anything else in the teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments below. 

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