Season two of The Witcher just dropped on Netflix, but we’re already getting a look at additional Witcher content. It makes sense. After all, Netflix is rolling out a whole universe centered on the world of The Witcher. The first look at The Witcher: Blood Origin appeared after the season two credits rolled (via Variety). This limited prequel series takes place around 1,200 years before the events of the current series with Geralt. The story focuses on the world of the elves and the origin of the very first Witcher. Watch The Witcher: Blood Origin trailer below:
Sorry Geralt, you’re cool and all, but Scían might be cooler? Michelle Yeoh plays the ferocious elf. Specifically, she belongs to a tribe of sword-elves. Yes. Sword-elves. And here, she’s on a mission to retrieve an important sword that once belonged to her people. Netflix says about Scían:
Scían is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent.
We see her primarily traveling with two other elves, all seemingly on this quest together. And you know what? She kicks ass. They all do. The elves with Scían are Fjall (Laurence O’Fuarain) and Éile (Sophia Brown). Netflix describes the latter as “”a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess.” Fjall, meanwhile, is a man looking for vengeance. Something that always ends well.
The official synopsis for The Witcher: Blood Origin is as follows:
Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
The Witcher: Blood Origin arrives sometime in 2022.