Michelle Yeoh’s Scían is masterful with a blade in a new trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin. The streamer released the official teaser trailer Thursday for the six-part limited series, a prequel based on the novels behind the popular videogame franchise.
Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin tells a story lost to time – one of seven outcasts who unite against an unstoppable power that took everything from them. Their blood quest giving rise to a prototype Witcher in a conflict that brings about the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Yeoh’s Scían is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can comes close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent.
Cast also includes Minnie Driver (Seanchaí), Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), Sophia Brown (Éile), Mirren Mack (Merwyn), Lenny Henry (Balor), Jacob Collins Levy (Eredin), Lizzie Annis (Zacaré), Huw Novelli (Callan “Brother Death”), Francesca Mills (Meldof), Amy Murray (Fenrik), Nathaniel Curtis (Brían), Zach Wyatt (Syndril), Dylan Moran (Uthrok One-Nut) and Joey Batey (Jaskier).
Declan de Barra serves as executive producer and showrunner. Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich and Matt O’Toole executive produce with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko for Platige Films and Jason Brown and Sean Daniel for Hivemind Content. Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson direct.
The Witcher: Blood Origin premieres on Christmas Day, December 25, on Netflix.
Check out the trailer above.