The first full-length trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin teases the prequel’s key characters, played by Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown and Laurence O’Fuarain. And at the end, the clip contains a little surprise, revealing the return of Jaskier, played by Joey Batey.
The return of the bard doesn’t make much sense yet, since the series takes place 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher, but it could have something to do with the massive monoliths shown in the trailer that “create rifts between worlds.” Jaskier’s lute appears at the end of the trailer, while Seanchai played by Minnie Driver, the character, described by Netflix as a “shapeshifting collector of old lore with the abilities to travel between time and worlds,” asks the disheveled Jaskier to “sing a story to bring it back to life.”
In addition to the unexpected return of Lubustsk, the new trailer also reveals the full team of exiles who must unite to fight the “invincible empire” and gives a look at Lenny Henry as the head sage of Balor.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is a series that will be released on Netflix on December 25, 2022. Meanwhile, the third season of the The Witcher main series will debut in the summer of 2023.
Although the show has been renewed for a fourth season, it will see major changes to the cast: Liam Hemsworth will replace Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.