The Witcher: Blood Origin undergoes additional filming


The first live-action prequel to The Witcher subtitled Blood Origin wrapped filming in November 2021 and things have been silent on that front ever since. There is still no concrete release date for, with the exception of Netflix confirming that the six-part limited series starring Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain and Sophia Brown is to be released in 2022.

Some time ago we heard that The Witcher: Blood Origin would have have some additional shoots this April and that they would only last about 7 to 10 days starting from April 12, both in studio and on location.

While don’t know the full list of actors that are involved, Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), Amy Murray (Fenrik) and Francesca Mills (Meldof) traveled to London in the past week before the Easter break. Just the other day O’Fuarain shared a picture that looked like inside of a trailer. Also Ozioma Whenu, who plays Eile’s sister.

Now, showrunner Declan de Barra confirmed our suspicions via his Instagram revealing night shoots at a location. Knowing that de Barra is not involved in The Witcher Season 3, this can only mean Blood Origin.

UPDATE: We have now learned that some of the Blood Origin reshoots were taking place in Cowleaze Wood at Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve north-west of London. We didn’t get any photos, but we’ve been informed there was some action at a camp with extras and horses.

READ MORE: Filming of The Witcher Season 3 continues in Epping forest

Here’s the teaser trailer for Blood Origin to refresh the memory:

With only about a week required, this likely means nothing too big and no major reshoots like they had with pilot episode of The Witcher. Still, additional shoots that happen long after the initial wrap are a rare occurrence in TV, despite being very common for feature film productions.

Season 3 of the main Witcher series is in production until September 2022 with a likely 2023 release. Stay tuned for more Witcher news!

6 comments on “The Witcher: Blood Origin undergoes additional filming”

  1. I don’t know what to make of this. Maybe it’s nothing, maybe some changes bc of The Witcher s3? Tbh it doesn’t sound promising. I wish the writers started following the books and stop butchering the world. Also concentrate on the main show and improve the writing and stop the spin offs for a while. I think S3 will be a turning point. After the hype of s1 and its success, S2 lost viewers. I hope Lauren got the message and knows what the fans want. But I doubt.

  2. Maybe I’m mistaken but I don’t see any interest for the show. It doesn’t sounds like The Witcher and the fans want The Witcher, not the writers’ original ideas with the Witcher label. S2 reactions should have made that obvious.

  3. I am not surprised, probably someone in post-production saw editing just like that scene between ciri, yen and guards – lightning fast horses. It is actually good they want to change something for the better (hopefully) but I would like to see finally a trailer.
    However, those people are clueless. I am going to watch this fanfic (probably), I fear a lot of hate people cannot express on main series is going to affect WBO. I do not believe they can create anything good, but maybe at least decent american generic fantasy to see conjunction of the spheres and how elves were enslaving dwarves

  4. I don’t even need to speculate if it’s going to be good, it’s still a CW teen drama team working on this. But what is up with Netflixes fetish for visual miscasting? Those people look more like some kind of ugly underground dwelling gnomes than elves.
    And the costumes…

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