The Witcher Season 1 director returned for Blood Origin reshoots

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Over the past two months we started hearing rumblings that The Witcher: Blood Origin that starrs Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain and Sophia Brown was going to undergo some additional photography. As time went on, the reshoots were confirmed to have taken place over two weeks in April, but we didn’t know at the time who was chosen to direct the additional scenes.

Initially we assumed that they could have brought back Sarah O’Gorman or Vicky Jewson, who directed the original material for Blood Origin or perhaps they could have borrowed Stephen Surjik’s or Gandja Monteiro’s time for a bit from the Season 3 directors. As it turns out, it was neither of those options.

Just recently we learned that Alex Garcia Lopez was the one who helmed the two-week reshoots of The Witcher: Blood Origin. Lopez was the one to direct episodes Betrayer Moon and Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials from The Witcher Season 1.

Alex Garcia Lopez with crew on set of The Witcher Season 1

Those two episodes adapted the short stories The Witcher and A Question of Price respectively. The latter also happened to have been written by Blood Origin showrunner Declan de Barra, so it makes sense that Lopez was brought in after a solid collaboration between the two. He has also directed episodes of Daredevil, The Punisher, Misfits, Cowboy Bebop and more.

We still don’t know the release date for Blood Origin, but according to unconfirmed rumours, Netflix was eyeing an October 2022 release date. According to the same rumours, the reshoots also included Joey Batey‘s Jaskier in present-day scenes and that the series would be re-edited into four episodes, but that all should be taken with a grain of salt for now.

READ MORE: The Witcher prequel Blood Origin could see an October release date

As Blood Origin is now in post-production, filming for The Witcher Season 3 is in full gear with Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan. Read our most recent recap here:

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