Entertainment: The Witcher: Blood Origin Debuts the Jaskier of the Ancient Elven World

The Best Netflix Original Series, According To IMDb Polls

  The Best Netflix Original Series, According To IMDb Polls With almost 5,000 votes cast, IMDb fans have had their say on the best original Netflix series to date. Find out if you agree with fans' rankings!It wasn’t until 2012 that Netflix entered the realm of original content production with the Norwegian/American crime series Lilyhammer. Since then, the platform has released a plethora of original content, both TV and movies, as it seeks to bolster its content library in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With dozens of great original Netflix series to choose from, fans on IMDb have been weighing in on which original Netflix series is the best.

Following a slew of exciting new updates about The Witcher: Blood Origin, Netflix recently dropped several new stills showcasing the towns and landscapes of the ancient Continent and some of the show's battle-born and music-loving elves, one of which appears to be giving Jaskier a run for his money.

  The Witcher: Blood Origin Debuts the Jaskier of the Ancient Elven World © Provided by CBR

Released via Redanian Intelligence, the images feature the show's central protagonists, Scian, played by Michelle Yeoh; Fjall "Stoneheart," played by Laurence O'Fuarain and Éile "The Lark" Lithe, played by Sophia Brown. Brown appears further stills, illustrating the musical talent of her character. Equipped with an instrument resembling the Swedish nyckelharpa, she can be seen passionately playing for a crowd.

The Witcher: Blood Origin Debuts This Christmas

  The Witcher: Blood Origin Debuts This Christmas This Christmas, your gift is learning how the first Witcher was made.Blood Origins will star Michelle Yeoh as Scian, the last survivor of an Elven tribe, whose mission it is to retrieve a blade stolen from her people; Sophia Brown as Eile, once a member of the Queen’s guard, now a wandering musician; and Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, who comes from a clan of warriors.

RELATED: The Witcher: Blood Origin Premiere Date Revealed With a Quietly Violent Poster

One of the stills also showcases actor Minnie Driver in costume as the show's narrator, the shapeshifting storyteller Seanchai. Her addition to the cast was announced at Netflix's TUDUM event, though rumors surrounding her character have been circulating since early on in the show's production, with reports suggesting she will be part of a framing story involving Jaskier, the fan-favorite bard from The Witcher.

Despite initial announcements describing the show as a six-part miniseries, recent reports suggest The Witcher: Blood Origin will in fact be composed of just four episodes. Netflix has not provided any reason for the change. As reported by Redanian Intelligence, the writing credits for the episodes include showrunner Declan de Barra, who is attached to the first and fourth episode; Alex Meenehan and Aaron Stewart-Ahn for the second episode and, finally, Tania Lotia and Kiersten Van Horne attached to the third.

Ranking The Best Video Game Heroes Of All Time

  Ranking The Best Video Game Heroes Of All Time This is a collection of the greatest heroes in gaming history, including the likes of Geralt, Arthur Morgan, and Solid Snake.RELATED: Top Gaming Antagonists of the 21st Century So Far

RELATED: REPORT: The Witcher: Blood Origin Receives Surprising Ratings Update

What is Blood Origin About?

Drawing inspiration from Andrzej Sapkowski's novels, The Witcher: Blood Origin is set 1,200 years before the journeys of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer began and shortly after the cataclysmic event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres, which allowed humans, monsters and magic to pour in from other dimensions on to the Continent. The limited series series follows elven characters Éile, Fjall and Scian and will see the events that led to the birth of the world's first witcher.

The events of The Witcher's Season 2 finale, which had a teaser trailer for Blood Origin attached, were strongly hinted to lead into the upcoming prequel. Voleth Meir, for example, was revealed to be a member of the Wild Hunt, led by Eredin Bréacc Glas. The latter is reportedly set to appear in Blood Origin, though it is unknown how large of a role he will play.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on Dec. 25.

Source: Redanian Intelligence

Explaining Sauron's Entire Plan In The Rings Of Power .
Sauron finally reveals himself in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's season 1 finale. What was his grand plan, and what could happen in season 2?The Rings of Power's big Halbrand-Sauron twist raises many questions, none more pressing than the extent of Sauron's plan.

See also