The latest spin-off of the Witcher franchise is scheduled to be released on December 25. To that end, Netflix has released a new trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin.
The roughly two-minute clip expands on the teaser the company released last month. After most of Netflix’s previous promotional materials for Blood Origin focused on Michelle Yeoh’s character Scian, the latest trailer gives her co-stars, including Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain, a chance to shine.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is out December 25
Set approximately 1,200 years before the story of Geralt and Ciri, Blood Origin promises to give fans more insight into the creation of the first wizard. You’ll want to watch the clip to the end to see Jaskier (Joey Batey). It looks like he’ll be playing alongside Minnie Driver. When Driver announced she was joining The Witcher franchise in September, she said her character would play a key role “in connecting Blood Origin’s past with The Witcher’s future.”
So set thousands of years before Geralt and Ciri’s story, Blood Origin will focus on the Conjunction of the Spheres, the moment in the Witcher universe when humans, elves and monsters all come to inhabit the series’ fantasy world. Actress Michelle Yeoh plays Scian, the story’s elf protagonist. Originally scheduled to run for six episodes, Blood Origin will instead run for four episodes.
Blood Origin comes at a time of uncertainty for Netflix’s The Witcher. The company recently announced that Henry Cavill will not return to play Geralt of Rivia after the show’s third season. Liam Hemsworth will take his place on the show going forward.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and sadly I will be laying down my medallion and swords,” Cavill said on Instagram.
“In my place, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the most important of literary characters, I hand over the torch with reverence and do so for my time spent portraying Geralt, but also with excitement to see how Liam will play him,” Henry Cavill wrote of his departure from The Witcher.