It’ll still be a while before the next chapter of The Witcher appears on Netflix — and just so we’re clear, Henry Cavill WILL be in that season; it’s already been filmed. It’s the FOURTH season in which he’ll be abruptly replaced. We’ll see how things go from there.
But there’s a Witcher of a different flavor coming before anything else: a four-part miniseries set 1,200 years BG (Before Geralt). The Witcher: Blood Origin will reveal how the Witcher bloodline got started. Here’s a hint: it had something to do with Michelle Yeoh.
Yeoh plays a sword-elf named Scian who is searching for a stolen magical blade. When you’re a sword-elf, swords are kind of your whole thing. On her quest she’ll cross paths with monsters, mortals and other, less friendly elven folk. Evidently something happens that necessitates the creation of a special new race dedicated to defending the land from monsters.
The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Sophia Brown (The Capture) , Laurence O’Fuarain (Into the Badlands), Lenny Henry (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), and Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead). The series is being helmed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the one in charge of the main Witcher series, with assistance from Declan de Barra (Iron Fist). Watch for this special Christmas gift from Netflix when it appears December 25.