After many months of silence, The Witcher: Blood Origin has been in the news again when Netflix decided to conduct some reshoots on the Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain limited series. Just recently we brought unconfirmed rumours that Netflix was considering an October release date for the prequel, but now we got word that the release date for Blood Origin may be even further down the line.
We’ve heard from What’s on Netflix that Netflix is now actually eyeing a Christmas 2022 release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. No precise date was specified, but December 24, 25 or 26 are the most likely dates. Like we suggested in our last article, if not October, December was the likeliest candidate as both seasons of the main series were released around Christmas 2019 and 2021.
Just a month ago, in April, The Witcher: Blood Origin underwent two weeks of reshoots, which were helmed by The Witcher Season 1 director Alex Garcia Lopez. Filming took place both in studio and on location, including an action scene featuring Laurence O’Fuarain’s Fjall, extras and horses at a night camp.
Regarding the latest rumours, on top of the possible October date, they claimed that Joey Batey‘s Jaskier was brought back during reshoots for added present-day scenes. Also, they claimed that the limited series was being re-edited from six episodes down to four. But now with the December release, we are more skeptical of the other two claims. In any case, time will tell.
Here’s the teaser for The Witcher: Blood Origin, to refresh the memory:
Meanwhile, filming for The Witcher Season 3 is in full swing with Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan at Longcross Studios.