Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain take center stage in the trailer unveiled at CCXP.
CCXP, Brazil’s epic pop culture festival, has returned as an in-person event this year, and as one of the largest fan conventions in the world, all the major studios have flocked to Saō Paulo to celebrate the highly anticipated shows and films on Horizon. While many of the projects being unveiled at this weekend’s CCXP have 2023 release dates, Netflix is previewing a series we’ll be seeing in just a few weeks. Netflix is star-studded The Witcher prequel series, The Witcher: Origin of the Bloodis due to debut on Christmas Day, and today at CCXP the streamer revealed the full trailer for the upcoming series, and boy is it filled to the brim with exciting content.
The new trailer shows the elven kingdom at the height of its glory before being overrun by humans and monsters. In keeping with the previous banter we’ve gotten about the series, the trio of Scían (Michelle Yeoh), Hurry (Sophia Brown) and Fell (Laurence O’Fuarain) take center stage in the new trailer as we finally dive into a little bit of each of their stories. Éile and Fjall are two warriors who are both estranged from their opposing clans. In the new footage, these two exude incredible foe-to-lover vibes that you’ll be eagerly awaiting origin of the blood‘s debut. Meanwhile, Scían is a Swordmaster and the last of her kind. We also learn that these three are accompanied by four other warriors in voiceover Minnie Driver’s Seanchaí, as each new player is introduced as part of the group “brought together to fight an unstoppable empire”.
what is The Witcher: Origin of the Blood around?
The Witcher: Origin of the Blood is a prequel series set 1200 years before the events of Netflix The Witcher. According to the show’s official synopsis, origin of the blood tells “a tale lost in time – exploring the creation of the first prototype witcher and the events leading up to the crucial conjunction of the spheres when the worlds of monsters, humans and elves merged into one.” Both the original series and this upcoming prequels are based on the popular PlayStation video game franchise of the same name. While The Witcher tells an original story set in the same period as the games, The Witcher: Origin of the Blood will explore the rich foundation and lore upon which the central series is built.
who is in The Witcher: Origin of the Blood?
As revealed in the new trailer, there will be an appearance from in the upcoming limited series Joey Batey who will reprise his role as Jaskier. The Witcher: Blood Origin stars alongside Batey, Driver, Brown, Yeoh, and O’Fuarain Mirren Mack as Princess Merwyn, lenny henry as Chief Sage Balor, Francesca Mills as Meldof, Huw Novelli as a brother death, and Zach Wyatt and Lizzie Annis will play a pair of heavenly twin sages named Syndril and Zacaré.
The supporting cast for the limited series includes Amy Murray as Fenrik, apprentice to chief sage Balor, Mark Rowley as King Alvitir, Daniel fathers and Faoileann Cunningham as clan chief Osfar and his daughter Ryl. Kim Adis will be Merwyn’s maid Ket, Nathaniel Curtis portrays Brian and Dylan Moran is Uthrok One Nut. Finally, Ella Schrey-Yeats portrays the young prophet Ithlinne and Claire Cooper her mother will play Aevenien.
The Witcher: Origin of the Blood will be released on Netflix on December 25, 2022. Check out the new trailer below.
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