This Christmas, the world of Witcher returns to Netflix with Blood Origin, a four-part series that follows the origins of the first Witcher. One of the biggest surprises was the inclusion of Minnie Driver in the series.
Driver plays Seanchaí, the narrator of the series. A talented actress herself with a long career, Driver’s inclusion in Blood Origin was a different step for her, as Driver is entering a world of high fantasy, not something she has ever imagined. he knows. So what drew her to this role?
“I like the original stories,” Driver told GameSpot. “I like well-executed origin stories. And I think we’re honing now that prequels are no longer a dirty word in the making. It’s great that they’re getting the attention they deserve. And I really like this story. I like the idea of The Witcher’s beginnings like this character that we almost love in this universe that he heralded. I love coming back to see it. the first part of that. And it’s like, you know, being the guy who guided you through that. It’s a huge honor, it’s great.”
The Witcher has its own rabid fan base and is a universe of long-standing stories and characters. Driver came to this world after the truth, but she didn’t find the experience scary. “I was really just on set with Joey,” Driver said, referring to her only scene partner during filming, Joey Batey, taking on his role of Jaskier. “So that makes it more space. And only when you really start looking at the whole thing. Does it get a bit overwhelming? And, oh my gosh, I’m so glad I took a look at it. that’s seriously because it’s really speaking to this vast universe. I think maybe that’s also what gives it that sparse quality, which shows how rich and rich that world is and how cinematic it is. I think it’s nice to have that in the beginning. of this prequel.”
Witcher: Blood Origin hits Netflix on December 25. Told in four seasons, the show takes place 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher series – and Blood Origin leads to the creation of the first Witcher. The show stars Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown, Zach Wyatt, Michelle Yeoh and Nathaniel Curtis. It also features Francesca Mills as a warrior with her own warhammer, currently lying in her bedroom.
The series is written and produced by Lauren Hissirch and Declan De Barra, who both work on The Witcher respectively as showrunners and screenwriters. The series is based on the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski, who has been a big supporter of Blood Origin.
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