Will There Be A Witcher: Blood Origin Season 2?

A potential Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 hangs in a tentative balance based on some aspects regarding the limited show’s first season.

Whether a Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 is possible after the events of the first season is a complicated matter for the Netflix franchise. With The Witcher focusing on Geralt and Ciri’s adventures in the fantasy world of The Continent, there were many mysteries that the flagship show could never answer. Questions like what happened in the Conjunction of the Spheres, what the origin of the Witchers was, and how the world of The Witcher came to be as it is in the portion of the timeline that makes up the main series were prevalent among audiences, which seemingly led to the creation of the Witcher: Blood Origin prequel show.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is available to stream on Netflix from Sunday 25th December 2022

Witcher: Blood Origin season 1 centers on explaining these questions, and fleshing out lore regarding the universe’s complicated past. Given the world of The Witcher has such a nuanced and unique history, there’d technically be plenty of room to continue this into a theoretical Witcher: Blood Origin season 2. However, whether it looks like one will be made is a somewhat different story.

Will Netflix Make A Witcher: Blood Origin Season 2?

Though it is possible in theory, the changes of a Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 happening are made unlikely by the fact that the limited series is its own self-contained story. The tale of the seven warriors who unite to defeat evil – and who in doing so create the first-ever Witcher – is told within the four episodes of the first season, leaving little reason for a follow-up. Indeed, creating Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 could confuse audiences as to the purpose of this story, unless it finds a very natural way to continue both the Witcher prequel story, and the story of Jaskier being told the tale of their exploits.

This is made yet more unlikely by the reception to the show itself, which has been complicated. Cuts to make Witcher: Blood Origin four episodes instead of the initial six appear to have led to complaints about pacing, and the fact the show comes in the wake of the news Henry Cavill will be replaced as Geralt is unlikely to help the series. As it stands, focusing on other Witcher spinoff shows appears to be more potentially beneficial for Netflix than creating Witcher: Blood Origin season 2.

Witcher: Blood Origin Season 2 Could Fully Explain The Hidden Witcher Lore

While it’s unlikely Netflix’s Witcher franchise would end up with a Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 if it was set to follow on directly from the first season, there is one reason it could still be possible: proving more lore. Having Blood Origin simply be the title of a show that provides different insights into different corners of the franchise’s history and world would allow it to all be accessible in one place, which could be helpful for viewers. This is doubly true if the Netflix franchise continues to make changes to the book lore, as it would ensure these alterations are explained cohesively via the spinoff.

Given the show doesn’t explain how modern Witchers came to be, having a Witcher: Blood Origin season 2 dedicated to this aspect of the lore – or other events that couldn’t be explained in The Witcher show without distracting from the main storylines – would make sense. Blood Origin‘s season 1 finale has made the matter of how Witchers became a faction currently slightly more confusing – given the first Witcher transformation seemingly highlighted how big a danger those who underwent the Trial of the Grasses could be to the people they were meant to help. As such, a follow-up season shedding light on this later period of time could pay off.

The Witcher: Blood Origin cast claims prequel ‘has own identity’ beyond Henry Cavill drama

The franchise’s millions of fans were shocked by the news of Henry Cavill’s exit earlier this year, but The Witcher series still continues with a brand new prequel series hitting screens on Christmas Day. The cast of Netflix’s exciting new spin-off, Blood Origin, has since assured fans they won’t be disappointed.

A brand new cast of rising stars and household names are hoping to put their own stamp on Netflix’s epic fantasy franchise in The Witcher: Blood Origin.

The untold story of The Continent features martial arts legend, Michelle Yeoh, as an elven warrior who leads a dangerous quest against an evil empire.

Although Henry’s rugged monster hunter Geralt of Rivia won’t be making an appearance, the series will explore how his race of mutant warriors came into being.

“Blood Origin is really interesting because our story starts 1200 years before the world of The Witcher as we know it,” cast member Lizzie Annis explained.

She portrays an elven sage known as Zacaré, who’s joined on her journey by her Celestial Twin Syndril (played by Zach Wyatt).

Blood Origin introduces a number of new characters fans who have read Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels won’t even recognise and aims to open up different pockets of the fantasy world that future series could explore.

“It does have its own identity and we’re exploring a different era of the Continent,” Lizzie added.

“We’re exploring a different moment in time, a different chapter.”

“In terms of Henry leaving the series, I think he’s done an absolutely phenomenal job and given so much to this world,” Lizzie said.

“All of The Witcher’s fans across the world are so grateful for that, and it will be really interesting to see what comes with the new chapter, and that remains to be seen for us as well.”

Lizzie’s co-star Huw Novelli, who portrays Brother Death, went on: “I hope that we can add to it. Add something interesting.

“Some people might agree with the storyline and some might not, but we’re offering an answer to some questions that are posed throughout The Witcher.”

“Obviously we hope people love it and hopefully we can add our own little bit to The Witcher history.”

And Meldof actress Francesca Mills said: “Just entering The Witcher universe, regardless of recent events, it’s such a big thing to join.

“And you don’t want to let the fans down because they’re so dedicated and brilliant. There’s so much to the world.”

Fans were certainly disappointed to hear the franchise had lost one of its biggest draws, but hopefully, Blood Origin can get The Witcher back on track after Henry’s departure.

Here’s your guide to The Witcher: Blood Origin cast, ahead of the show’s premiere on Netflix.

Michelle Yeoh plays Scían

Michelle Yeoh stars in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Scían? Scían is the last surviving member of a once thriving tribe of sword-elves. As you would expect, she is ruthlessly efficient with a blade, and seeks to reclaim a sacred weapon stolen from her fallen people.

What else has Michelle Yeoh been in? Yeoh is currently on the awards circuit for her brilliant performance in sci-fi comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All at Once. Previously, she has earned acclaim for roles in martial arts masterpiece Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians and Marvel’s Shang-Chi. On the small screen, she is known for playing Captain Philippa Georgiou on Star Trek: Discovery.

Sophia Brown plays Éile

Sophia Brown in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Éile? Once an elite warrior for the queen’s guard, Éile left that life behind to pursue a new calling as a travelling musician. However, this ambition is soon interrupted when chaos breaks out on the Continent.

What else has Sophia Brown been in? Brown has several major British television shows on her resumé, including Marcella, Giri/Haji and The Capture. She also appeared in Channel 4’s I Am Danielle, part of Dominic Savage’s acclaimed anthology series.

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Laurence O’Fuarain plays Fjall

Laurence O’Fuarain plays Fjall in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Fjall? Fjall hails from a clan dedicated to protecting a king, but he veers off his set path following the crushing loss of a loved one who died saving his life.

What else has Laurence O’Fuarain been in? Fans of genre television may recognise O’Fuarain from guest appearances in Game of Thrones, Vikings and Into the Badlands.

Minnie Driver plays Seanchai

Minnie Driver stars in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Seanchai? Seanchai is a new character to the world of The Witcher, but one who is said to become a major player moving forward. She has been described by showrunner Declan de Barra as a “storyteller that can travel between worlds and times”. He explains that Seanchai has decided to retell the saga of the prototype Witcher, which took place a millennia ago, deeming it of importance to those living in the modern timeline (i.e. that of the original series). In this sense, she is a connecting figure between Netflix’s The Witcher and Blood Origin. Expect to see her again soon.

What else has Minnie Driver been in? Driver first came to international attention for the acclaimed drama Good Will Hunting, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She went on to star in a number of other films including Disney’s Tarzan, The Phantom of the Opera and, more recently, last year’s Cinderella starring Camila Cabello. On the small screen, she is known for sitcoms Will & Grace, Speechless and Starstruck.

Joey Batey plays Jaskier

Joey Batey plays Jaskier in The Witcher Susie Allnutt/Netflix

Who is Jaskier? Jaskier is himself a storyteller who fans first met in the original The Witcher series, where he has been an ally to Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia. He appears in this prequel via scenes with Seanchai, who will presumably be passing the Blood Origin story onto him to spread further across the Continent. Jaskier will also be back for The Witcher season 3.

What else has Joey Batey been in? Prior to his breakout role in the fantasy drama, Batey appeared in crime drama Strike, historical series Knightfall and BBC One adaptation The War of the Worlds.

Lenny Henry plays Chief Druid Balor

Lenny Henry plays Chief Druid Balor in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Chief Druid Balor? Balor is the most trusted adviser to the King, but a difficult start in life has left him with a chip on his shoulder.

What else has Lenny Henry been in? A household name in the UK for decades, Henry is best known for his comedy work – including starting up the charitable organisation Comic Relief. However, he has recently become a big name in fantasy too, with his Blood Origin role arriving just a few months since his debut on Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Mirren Mack plays Merwyn

Mirren Mack as Merwyn in The Witcher: Blood Origin. Netflix/Susie Allnutt

Who is Merwyn? Merwyn is a princess born into a patriarchal regime, where she is doomed to be used as a bargaining chip in the affairs of men. What she really craves is to be on the battlefield, having been fascinated by the adventures of formidable female conquerer Solryth.

What else has Mirren Mack been in? Mack is best known for playing Kaya in BBC One surrogacy drama The Nest, while she also had a small role in Sex Education season 2.

Francesca Mills plays Meldof

Francesca Mills plays Meldof in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Meldof? Meldof is an assassin whose signature weapon is a warhammer that she affectionately calls Gwen.

What else has Francesca Mills been in? Mills broke out in the cast of ITV period drama Harlots, going on to bag roles in Mackenzie Crook’s Worzel Gummidge and Danny Boyle’s music biopic Pistol.

Jacob Collins-Levy plays Eredin

Jacob Collins-Levy attends New York special screening event of STARZ “The White Princess” Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for STARZ

Who is Eredin? Fans of The Witcher video games (which provide a different take on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books) will recognise Eredin as a villain in the third entry, titled Wild Hunt. When we meet him in Blood Origin, he is yet to be corrupted, but his role as a captain of the Royal Guard starts him down a path of darkness.

What else has Jacob Collins-Levy been in? Collins-Levy portrayed King Henry VII in period drama The White Princess and Lord Byron in acclaimed Doctor Who episode The Haunting of Villa Diodati. He also featured in the first season of Netflix’s Young Wallander.

Nathaniel Curtis plays Brían

Nathaniel Curtis in The Witcher: Blood Origin Netflix

Who is Brían? No information has been given about this character prior to the show’s release – suffice to say, we’re intrigued.

What else has Nathaniel Curtis been in? Curtis is best known for his breakout role in Channel 4’s hard-hitting AIDS drama It’s A Sin, where he played Pink Palace resident Ash Mukherjee.

Dylan Moran plays Uthrok One-Nut

Dylan Moran attends a screening of ‘Calvary’ Phillip Massey/Getty Images

Who is Uthrok One-Nut? No information has been given about this character prior to the show’s release – but his unusual name has us raising an eyebrow.

What else has Dylan Moran been in? Moran is best known for his comedy work, having had a successful stand-up career and several screen roles in the likes of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead, Run Fatboy Run and Uncle.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is available to stream on Netflix.


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