New details about Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantastical universe will be revealed in the much-anticipated prequel series to The Witcher. If you want to catch it, here’s when.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is set to come out on Netflix at 3 a.m. (ET) and 12 a.m. (PT) on December 25. The series will be led by three different characters, each of whom will be portrayed by a different actor. Vikings alum Laurence O’Fuarain will play Fjall, a character who hails from a clan of warriors sworn to protect a King; Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) will portray Scan, the last member of the nomadic tribe of sword-elves; and Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji, Marcella) as Éile — a skilled warrior endowed with a goddess’ voice.
The cast also includes Minnie Driver, Mirren Mack, Lenny Henry, Dylan Moran, Nathaniel Curtis, Jacob Collins-Levy, Lizzie Annis, Francesca Mills, Huw Novelli, Zach Wyatt, and Amy Murray.
Declan de Barra, who also acts as the showrunner, will serve as executive producer for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson are tapped to take over the directing duties. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Hivemind’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawinski of Platige Films serve as executive producers. Andrzej Sapkowski, a well-known Polish novelist, has been brought on board as a creative consultant for the series.