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After seeing Netflix’s new The Witcher: Blood Origin trailer, I might actually watch the show

After seeing Netflix’s new The Witcher: Blood Origin trailer, I might actually watch the show

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I bounced off Netflix’s first season of The Witcher, but this new prequel looks like it could be quite good, in large part because of Michelle Yeoh.

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Netflix just released the official teaser trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin, the prequel series starring Michelle Yeoh, and to my surprise, I thought it looked quite good. I only made it through three episodes of the first season of The Witcher before dropping it, so I wasn’t really looking forward to Blood Origin, which takes place 1,200 years before the events of the main Witcher series. But this new trailer might have swayed me to tune in.

It looks like Blood Origin will be an epic and battle-filled fantasy series, and based on a few brief glimpses in the trailer, it seems Yeoh will be playing a critical role in everything going on. (I’m crossing my fingers for some awesome action scenes — I’m still in awe of Yeoh’s performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.) Better yet, Blood Origin is just four episodes, meaning it could be the perfect thing to watch over the course of an afternoon with a few mugs of hot tea and holiday cookies. The show premieres on December 25th, so I’ll presumably have a lot of those cookies lying around.

If Blood Origin is good, maybe I’ll get around to watching the other two Witcher seasons before the release of the third in summer 2023. I can’t get too attached to Henry Cavill as Geralt, though, as he’ll be replaced by Liam Hemsworth in season 4.