'The Witcher: Blood Origin' Showrunners on the Wild Hunt and the Meaning Behind the Skull

They also discuss how Eredin connects to ‘The Witcher.’

For the ones acquainted with The Witcher saga and the video video games, the call Eredin should certainly have sounded off a few alarm bells while he appeared in The Witcher: Blood Origin. Played by using Jacob Collins-Levy, Blood Origin information the beginnings of Eredin’s story and the way he ultimately ends up because the commander of the Wild Hunt also referred to as Wraiths of Mörhogg.

While it’s uncertain how the Wild Hunt can be portrayed in the approaching 1/3 season of The Witcher, Blood Origin gives us perception into how Eredin and his elven soldiers discover themselves separated from the Continent. In one of the final scenes of Episode 4, we see Eredin choosing up the iconic cranium that he wears as part of his armor, reputedly step one in his journey to becoming King of the Wild Hunt.

Much of Eredin’s tale inside the prequel miniseries revolves around his time within the royal courtroom, in which he enables run the empire as High Commander along with Balor (Lenny Henry), the Chief Druid, the usage of the Empress Merwyn (Mirren Mack) as their puppet. When Merwyn discovers his secret affair with the lowborn merchant Brían (Nathaniel Curtis), she makes use of their courting on the way to benefit Eredin’s alliance. Not handiest does she provide Brían a seat on the Imperial Council, however offers to create an entire new role for him as an ambassador of exchange to the new international, supplied they amplify their empire to the brand new worlds with out Balor’s help. But everything soon goes awry whilst Balor sends Eredin and his troops to another global, trapping them there.

How Does Eredin in Blood Origin Connect to The Witcher?

Collider’s Steve Weintraub spoke with Blood Origins showrunners Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich about what this ending means for Eredin and how the skull comes into play. On the revelation of the skull, de Barra said:

It was a way of showing the genesis moment and giving a huge nod to fans as to the… It’s the beginning of the Eredin we know and love from the books, and the games, and the TV show to come. That is the dark Wraith of Mörhogg eventually to become King of the Wild Hunt after he poisons the king. The dark Eredin, it’s his genesis moment, the aha moment, you see him pick up that skull, which is so visually symbolic of the Wild Hunt and what they become.

De Barra clarified that the cranium became extra a nod to the fans, who got a glimpse of the Wild Hunt on the end of Season 2. “This is the start, folks, you spot him right here and that is him as innocent as he may be,” De Barra explained, announcing that after Eredin loses the entirety, this is the beginning of his motivations.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is now available to stream on Netflix. Check out our interview with some of the cast under:

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