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. - Sophia Brown as Éile, a warrior of the Queen's guard and member of the Raven Clan who leaves to become a traveling musicianMinee Mais as young Éile - Laurence O'Fuarain as Fjall, an elf born into a clan of warriors called the Dog Clan sworn to protect a king, but instead sets out in need of vengeance after the Empress betrays his clan. To enable do to so, he had to undergo a painful and life-threatening transformation that increased his strength, senses, agility, reflexes, healing and gaining poison resistance and immunity to most illnesses but rendering him sterile and emotionless therefore becoming "The First Witcher". - Mirren Mack as Merwyn, the history-obsessed Princess of Xin'trea whose life is controlled by her brother King Alvatir, but who seeks to forge her own path - Lenny Henry as Chief Druid Balor, a mage who has learned how to open gates to other worlds and has a plan of his own Jacob Collins-Levy as Eredin, the commander of the Xin'trean army, but with several secrets - Joey Batey as Jaskier, a bard who once traveled with Geralt of Rivia and who is saved from likely death by the mysterious Seanchai - Zach Wyatt as Syndril, the elfin mage who has discovered how to open gates between worlds - Lizzie Annis as Zacaré, an elfin mage who is Syndril's celestial twin - Huw Novelli as Callan "Brother Death", a retired sellsword who tracks down Éile, Fjall and Scían - Francesca Mills as Meldof, a dwarf on a quest of revenge who wields a war hammer named after her late wife Gwen who was raped and killed by Xin'trean soldiers - Amy Murray as Fenrik, Balor's druid apprentice who is deaf - Minnie Driver as Seanchai, a mysterious figure who rescues Jaskier because she wants him to tell a tale about the "Conjunction of the Spheres" - Michelle Yeoh as Scían, the last member of a nomadic tribe of sword-elves called the Ghost Clan who is on a mission to retrieve a blade stolen from her people - Dylan Moran as Uthrok One-Nut, a sellsword colleague of Scían's Music from: 🤍🤍youtube.com/watch?v=d4TSHlbp-6g This video is posted under fair use.