More than a year after Netflix announced The Witcher spin-off series The Witcher: Blood Origin, we finally got the first correct understanding of it. The trailer that appeared at the end of season 2 of The Witcher revealed that Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, and Lawrence Overlain wield swords and fists in a rugged fantasy world.
(You remember correctly: Judy Turner-Smith was originally chosen as an elite fighter named Ayer, but because of a Scheduling conflict. She was replaced by Brown. )
In all this, where is Geralt’s stoic face, do you want to know? The Witcher: Blood Origin was set about 1,200 years before The Witcher event, even before the Conjunction of the Spheres. This catastrophic cosmic collision brought monsters and magic into a relatively ordinary world. If you want, you can think of it as a wizard: the old republic.
Of course, the demon hunters did not exist in that era, but they are not far away from us: YouTube’s slogan says that Blood Origin will delve into the events that led to the union of the spheres and “the creation of the first prototype Witcher.” There is no content in the trailer, it is entirely composed of panoramic views, meaningful appearance and shiny steel, but to be fair, this is just the initial trailer, and Netflix obviously does not want to say all the beans right away.
However, I do want to know whether Blood Origin will resonate with fans like the original series. The wizard benefits from curiosity about the extremely successful video game series and the profound but almost unknown fantasy world created by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, let alone Game of Thrones The influence of popular culture shows that dragons and drama can be very profitable. Wizard: The blood source does not have these: it exists only to squeeze more juice from the lemon.
This is not to say that it won’t be great-I hope so! ——And I probably seriously underestimated my interest in this show. After all, when I first saw this man pretending to be Geralt, I immediately had pessimistic and doom predictions. I am happy to say that this is far from the basics. We will soon find out: “The Witcher: Bloodborne” will debut in 2022.