The list of characters joining the ever-growing world of The Witcher is quickly expanding with this new announcement from the Netflix series. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel of one of Netflix’s most popular series. The show will encompass how the first witcher was created 1,200 years before the events we watched unfold in The Witcher. The events that will take place in Blood Origin will lead up to the pivotal moment that joined monsters, men, and elves in the conjunction of the spheres.
Blood Origin has already found its lead actors with Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown, and Michelle Yeoh. Being added to the six part prequel series will be British comedy veteran Lenny Henry as the character of Balor, who is also a part of the exciting new Lord of the Rings Series, Mirren Mack as Merwyn, Nathaniel Curtis as Brian, and Dylan Moran as the uniquely named character of Uthrok One-Nut.
The cast for the series is an impressive roster of experienced and well known actors alongside some newer names that will soon get to show their talent. Joining the cast to bring to life the character of Eredin will be Jacob Collins, known from his work in Young Wallander. Alongside Collins will be Lizzie Annis as Zacare, Huw Novelli as Callan also known as Brother Death, Francesca Mills as Meldof, Amy Murray as Fenrik, and in the role of Syndril will be Zach Wyatt.
Two directors have already been chosen to bring the six episodes of the prequel to life. Sarah O’Gorman will be taking the helm on three episodes as Vicky Jewson tackles the other three. The executive producer and showrunner of Blood Origin will be Declan de Barra. Joining Barra as executive producers will be Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Matt O’Toole. Serving as the creative consultant will be Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher series of books.
Filming on the show is currently underway in the UK. To stay up to date on all things Witcher related, continue to follow Nerds and Beyond.