‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Debuts With Disappointing Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Probably not what Netflix was hoping for.

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Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin has dismal numbers on the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

Blood Origin is now available on Netflix, serving as a prequel to the events of the hit fantasy series The Witcher. However, despite its high-viewership numbers, Blood Origin is sitting at a disappointing 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 24 reviews from professional critics. The audience score for the series is even lower at 8 percent from 2285 Rotten Tomatoes users.

Longtime The Witcher writer Declan de Barra served as showrunner and executive producer on Blood Origin. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko and Matt O’Toole were also on board as exeuctive producers.

The cast and storyline of Blood Origin

The cast of The Witcher: Blood Origin includes Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Mirren Mack, Jacob Collins-Levy, Joey Batey, Zach Wyatt, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Francesca Mills, Amy Murray, Minnie Driver, Lenny Henry, Dylan Moran, Mark Rowley, Hiftu Quasem, Ella Schrey-Yeats, Kim Adis, Kerri Quinn, Karlina Grace-Paseda, Shanika Ocean, Tomisin Ajani, Samuel Blenkin, Nathaniel Curtis, Aidan O’Callaghan, Zachary Hart and Hebe Beardsall.

“Set in an elven world 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a tale lost to history: the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that led to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one,” reads an official synopsis from Netflix.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.