Interesting news coming out of 'The Witcher: Blood Origin' is that the prequel series has cut a number of episodes in a recent reshoot.

The show, a prequel to 'The Witcher' starring Henry Cavill, was originally filmed for a six-episode run. Production wrapped in July 2021, however the cast returned for a series of reshoots in April.

Reshoots are normal enough for big projects once post-production reveals the need for tweaks. However, reports revealed that the reshoots were actually part of a major overhaul of the series. There will now only be four episodes in the first season of the series.

Another major change to 'Blood Origin' is that the character Jaskier, played by Joey Batey in 'The Witcher', was brought back to shoot more scenes. His character ties the two series together as the story is told through him.

The series is set 1200 years before the events of the original series led by Henry Cavill. It focuses on the elven world and features the "Conjunction of the Spheres', when the worlds of the elves, men and monsters collided.

'Blood Origin' stars Michelle Yeoh and Lenny Henry. Irish actors Dylan Moran ('Black Books') and Laurence O'Fuarain ('Vikings') also feature in the main cast. Moran will play Uthrok One-Nut.

Keeping up with the Irish connection, the series is also created by Declan De Barra. De Barra also wrote and directed some of the episodes on the original 'Witcher' series.

'The Witcher: Blood Origin' debuts on Netflix sometime in 2022.