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.
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!