The Witcher: Blood Origin is a fantasy miniseries created by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and loosely adapted from The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. It serves as a prequel to The Witcher. The series premiered on December 25, 2022 on Netflix, and consists of four episodes. It received largely unfairly negative reviews from critics and audiences. The actors are great, the soundtrack is wonderful and the fighting sequences are spot on. It deserves watching. Set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher television series, Blood Origin depicts the creation of the first Witcher, as well as the events leading to the "Conjunction of the Spheres". It also explores the ancient Elven civilization Xin'trea before its demise. Geralt of Rivia's bard ally Jaskier is saved from a war by the mysterious elf Seanchai where she has him write down the untold legend of seven warriors who went up against the forces of Xin'trea following its coup d'état. It was announced in July 2020 that Netflix had greenlit a six-part miniseries prequel to their television series adaptation of the Andrzej Sapkowski novels. Declan de Barra was hired to serve as showrunner. In January 2021, Jodie Turner-Smith was cast to star in the series. Laurence O’Fuarain would join the cast in March, but by April, Turner-Smith had to exit due to scheduling conflicts. In July, Michelle Yeoh was added, with Sophia Brown taking over the role vacated by Turner-Smith. Filming on the series began in August 2021 in the United Kingdom, with additional castings including Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis and Dylan Moran announced. De Bara announced it had finished filming and went into post-production in November 2021. The first trailer for the series was released on December 17, 2021. Another teaser trailer was released on November 10, 2022. On Metacritic the series has received a score of 45 out of 100 based on 15 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews". David Griffin reviewing it for IGN praised it for special effects, action scenes, and the "engaging band of misfits" as protagonists. Music from: 🤍🤍youtube.com/watch?v=OgJYftQmTxw This video is posted under fair use.