When in doubt, always count on the best bard the continent has ever seen to bail you out. According to a new report, The Witcher: Origin of Blood is being cut to four episodes instead of the initial six, and the producers want to have more of Jaskier as a narrator in the series.
The news comes courtesy of Redanian Intelligence (according to GamesRadar), a trusted outlet dedicated to covering news from the world of Andrzej Sapkowski. According to them, the producers have decided to cut the footage from two full episodes of the series, which means we now have four episodes to look forward to in the prequel series.
Also, there will be more of a focus on Joey Batey’s Dandelion as the narrator of the story. There are no details other than these rough changes, but presumably the powers that be weren’t satisfied with the raw footage they had shot of the planned six episodes, so they decided to tie in more with the main series and play it safe. .
As you can imagine, some fans are appalled, while others really don’t know what to make of this report.
But well, yes origin of blood It’s going to be a disaster, at least we’ll have some consolation in the form of Dandelion. The more Jaskier, the better. He flips a coin to your favorite bard.
Announced in 2020 as part of Netflix’s attempt to expand the popular world of The Wizard saga, origin of blood He is supposed to enter the cataclysmic event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres, more than a millennium before Geralt’s story. It was then that monsters of all shapes and forms entered the world, necessitating the existence of the first generation of monster hunters called the Witchers. The spin-off will not only depict the creation of the first monster hunters, but also tackle the fall of the elven civilization as humans slowly populate the continent and grow in numbers.
As of yet, the streaming giant has not announced a release date for origin of bloodas well as confirming that it will be out sometime in late 2022.