The live-action Netflix version of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel series will have a prequel called The Witcher: Blood Origin that will premiere on December 25th, the streamer said today during its Tudum event. English actress Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Starstruck) is a member of the cast, according to Netflix. Driver will serve as the series’ narrator and might possibly make an appearance in The Witcher when it returns next summer. According to Driver, her character is essential “in connecting Blood Origin’s past with The Witcher’s future.”
Blood Origin will focus on the Conjunction of the Spheres, the point in the Witcher universe when humans, elves, and monsters all come to occupy the fantasy world of the series. It will take place thousands of years before the narrative of Geralt and Ciri. Scian, the story’s main elf protagonist, is portrayed by actress Michelle Yeoh. Blood Origin will only have four episodes instead of the six that were originally planned.