Further Blood Origin cast details have been revealed as the new Witcher prequel starts UK filming
Revealed by in the show’s Twitter feed, we have more cast news for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Alongside the previously reported Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) we have Sir Lenny Henry (Broadchurch, Lord of the Rings (TV series)), Dylan Moran Black Books), Mirren Mack (The Nest), Nathaniel Curtis (It’s A Sin). Laurence O’Fuarain (Vikings) and Sophia Brown (Marcella) had already been announced.
Blood Origin is set centuries before The Witcher and tell how they came into existence, as well as touching on the Conjunction of the Spheres, a major celestial event referred to in The Witcher. In terms of the news cast, Henry plays Balor, Mack plays Merwyn, Curtis will be Brían and Moran plays Uthrok One-Nut. We also have Jacob Collins Levy (Young Wallander) in the role of Eredin, Lizzie Annis in the role of Zacaré, Huw Novelli (The Capture) in the role of Callan “Brother Death”, Francesca Mills (Harlots) in the role of Meldof, Amy Murray in the role of Fenrik and Zach Wyatt (Karen Pirie) in the role of Syndril.
Twitter also revealed the directors are Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson. Declan de Barra will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Matt O’Toole will serve as Executive Producers, and Andrzej Sapkowski is on board as creative consultant on the series.
With filming only just underway, it’s clear we won’t be getting Blood Origin until well into 2022, before when we’ll have enjoyed The Witcher season 2. If all goes to plan we should have (at least) two live-action series in play, giving fans plenty to enjoy. We’ll keep you posted.