Filming is underway for The Witcher season 3, meaning we probably won’t see the new season until 2023. However, Netflix has plans to extend The Witcher universe and has already started with projects like The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf and another upcoming animated feature rumored to be titled Sirens of the Deep. But fans are still waiting for a release date on the live-action spin-off series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
According to a new rumor, the Michelle Yeoh-starring miniseries might be released this Christmas. Set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher, Blood Origin would function as a prequel and depict the creation of the first Witcher.
Besides Yeoh the series also stars Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis and Dylan Moran. The series wrapped filming last summer and then went into post-production in November 2021. Later, the series underwent some reshoots and has since wrapped.
New rumor suggests The Witcher: Blood Origin will release in December
The release date rumor stems from What’s On Netflix, here’s what it says:
"We have heard that Netflix is currently expected to release the series in December 2022. We’re hearing that a Christmas release could be on the cards but for now, all we know is that the series will come at some point in 2022."
The first teaser trailer was released after the finale credits on The Witcher season 2 last December. A Christmas release for the miniseries would make sense as it would fit with the release window established by the previous seasons.
I wondered if Netflix might try to keep Witcher content for a yearly December release as the big end-of-the-year show that the streamer usually aims to release.
Are you looking forward to finally seeing The Witcher: Blood Origin? Stay tuned to Netflix Life for additional details on the series.