The Witcher: Blood Origin has not received particularly positive reviews, somewhat lessening excitement for the four-part prequel series before it hits Netflix on Christmas Day.
While completely unrelated to Marvel, the show will have a post-credits scene and, as you might expect, it sets the stage for next summer's The Witcher season 3. Needless to say, major spoilers for the show follow from this point on!
Still with us? Well, according to Redanian Intelligence, the scene kicks off with reused footage of Freya Allan as Ciri from The Witcher season 1. Showing us the familiar sight of her dressed as a boy playing with Cintra's peasants, the camera turns to reveal that she's being watched by Samuel Blenkin's Avallac'h.
He's travelled through space and time to get there, and is standing in the exact spot Geralt later does.
The assumption is that Avallac'h has gone straight to this crucial moment from where we last saw him in the spin-off (his clothes are the same), likely meaning Blenkin reprises the role in season 3. We'd expected an older version to show up, but this obviously goes a long way in building connectivity between the two shows.
It should also go some way in helping increase interest in Blood Origin, even if it's much further down the line!
"The young mage Avallac'h reacted swiftly to save Merwyn from an assassination attempt, which lands him a position as her bodyguard," reads a previously released official description of the character. "He also works to help her better understand the monoliths, making a surprising discovery about how they function."
"Avallac'h is a skilled combat mage, though he lacks the raw power of Balor or the knowledge of Zacaré."
We're definitely intrigued to learn what this scene is leading to and how it will impact season 3. As noted, that is scheduled to arrive next summer, and will mark Henry Cavill's departure as Geralt of Rivia before Liam Hemsworth takes over the role in season 4.