There have been many rumors about Netflix’s highly anticipated prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin that was announced in July 2020. While many of those rumors are pure speculation, some details about the cast have been officially announced by Netflix, and fans now have an idea of the actors to expect when the series starts shooting.
Star Trek: Discovery‘s Michelle Yeoh already signed up to be the lead cast member with The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich teaming up with season 1 writer to create this highly anticipated spinoff. Netflix’s commitment to The Witcher franchise is so strong and evident from how quickly the production company gave the green light to the spinoff series. The company hopes that the series will create more memorable stories from the vast world of author Andrzej Sapkowski and leave the viewers spellbound and entertained.
According to reports from Deadline, the show is likely to start filming in August, and speculations indicate that it will be a long shoot accompanied by VFX work and post-production. The series is not expected to premiere anytime soon, but there’s the possibility of anything happening anytime. While the days are still early, we already confirmed Michelle Yeoh as one of the lead casts, and she’ll be playing the role of Scian. Sophia Brown has also joined the cast lineup as Élle, while Laurence O’Fuarain has been confirmed to play the role of Fjall.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has also been rumored to take a starring role, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen from the look of things. Star Trek: Discovery and Legend of the Ten Rings star Michelle Yeoh is the biggest name attached to The Witcher: Blood Origin. She was officially announced in July 2011 and confirmed to be playing the role of Scian, the last of a tribe of Elven nomads. The character looks like it will be a career-boosting role for Yeoh, so seeing how it plays out is one exciting thing that everyone is waiting to see.
Sophia Brown, who will be playing Éile, is replacing Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith, who turned down a role in The Witcher: Blood Origin because of a scheduling conflict. Laurence O’Fuarian already proved his mettle as a veteran on the hit series Game of Thrones and Vikings. He’s another cast that everyone looks forward to seeing. Other actors expected to join the cast include It’s A Sin’s star Mirren Mack playing Merwyn Michelle, Dylan Moran as Uthrok, Lenny Henny as Balor, Lizzie Annie as Zacaré and a host of other actors.
With the setting of Blood Origin and its timeline, there are likely to be more unknown and unfamiliar characters. A prominent part of the story to expect is the “Elder Races” that existed before humans got to the continent. The Elves are also expected to have a significant amount of screen time because of their importance in the Conjunction and the Elder bloodline’s origin.
Blood Origin is set more than a thousand years before the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, and it is set to take us back to an essential time in the history of the continent. The live-action series will be based on the origins of Witchers and the ancient Elven civilization before its fall.