Effectively over a 12 months after Netflix introduced The Witcher spin-off collection The Witcher: Blood Origin, we have lastly bought our first correct glimpse at it. A teaser that appeared on the finish of The Witcher season 2 credit reveals Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, and Laurence O’Fuarain swinging swords and throwing fists in a rugged fantasy world.
The place’sGeralt’s stoic face amidst all of this, you marvel? The Witcher: Blood Origin is ready roughly 1,200 years earlier than the occasions of The Witcher, predating even the Conjunction of the Spheres, the cataclysmic cosmic collision that introduced monsters and magic into an in any other case comparatively mundane world. Consider it as Witcher: The Outdated Republic, if you would like.
Naturally, witchers did not exist in that period, however they are not too far-off: The YouTube blurb says Blood Origin will dig into the occasions main as much as the Conjunction of the Spheres and “the creation of the primary prototype Witcher.” There’s nothing about that within the teaser, which consists solely of panoramic views, significant seems, and flashing metal, however to be truthful that is simply the preliminary tease and Netflix clearly would not wish to spill all of the beans straight away.
I do marvel, although, if Blood Origin goes to resonate with followers like the unique collection has. The Witcher benefited from curiosity in regards to the tremendously profitable videogame collection and deep however largely unknown fantasy world created by Polish creator Andrzej Sapkowski, to not point out the popular culture impression of Sport of Thrones, which demonstrated that dragons and drama might be extraordinarily profitable. The Witcher: Blood Origin has none of that: It exists solely to squeeze a little bit extra juice out of the lemon.
Which is not to say it will not be good—I hope it’s!—and it is very potential that I grossly underestimate the curiosity within the present. In any case, my first look at this guy within the guise of Geralt spawned speedy predictions of gloom and doom which, I am blissful to say, had been method off base. We’ll discover out quickly sufficient: The Witcher: Blood Origin is ready to debut in 2022.