The Witcher: Origin of Blood, a prequel to Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel series, will debut on December 25, the streamer announced today during its Tudum event. Netflix also revealed that English actress Minnie Driver (goodwill hunting, dazzled) is part of the cast. Driver will narrate the events of the series and may even appear in The Wizard, which will return next summer. Driver said his character plays a critical role “in connecting origin of blood past with the Wizard future.”
Set thousands of years before Geralt and Ciri’s story, origin of blood will focus on the Conjunction of the Spheres, the moment in the Witcher universe where humans, elves, and monsters come to inhabit the series’ fantasy world. Actress Michelle Yeoh plays Scian, the elf protagonist of the story. Originally scheduled to run six episodes, origin of blood instead, it will be four episodes long.
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