Netflix have revealed the names of more cast members set to appear in their fantasy series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Laurence O’Fuarain (Vikings), Sophia Brown (Marcella), and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) lead the six-part prequel series. Joining them on-screen includes Lenny Henry (Lord Of the Rings series) as Balor, Mirren Mack (The Nest) as Merwyn, Nathaniel Curtis (It’s A Sin) as Brían, and Dylan Moran (Black Books) as Uthrok One-Nut.
The series is set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, uncovering the tale of the creation and origins of the first Witcher and disclosing the events that lead to the ‘Conjunction of the Spheres’, bringing the worlds of monsters, men and elves together.
Also new to the cast is Jacob Collins-Levy (Young Wallander) in the role of Eredin, Lizzie Annis as Zacaré, Huw Novelli (The Capture) will play Callan ‘Brother Death’, Francesca Mills (Harlots) as Meldof, Amy Murray as Fenrik and Zach Wyatt (Karen Pirie) will play Syndril.
Directors include Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) and Vicky Jewson (Close), and Declan de Barra will act as executive producer and showrunner. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Matt O’Toole are executive producers. It will be a prequel based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, who will also serve as creative consultant. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films, will all serve as executive producers.
The initial Netflix series The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, has been a huge success. They recently revealed a first-look trailer and announced that 17 December will be the premiere date for the second season, which wrapped up production in April.
The Witcher: Blood Origin has begun principal photography in the UK this month. Netflix has not yet disclosed when this series will premiere.
Words By Danielle Saunders
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