“The Witcher” prequel series “Blood Origin” has added actor Laurence O’Fuarain to its cast in the role of Fjall, a man who “carries a deep scar within, the death of a loved one who fell in battle trying to save him.”
“The Witcher: Blood Origin” is a six-part, live-action limited series that will serve as a prequel to Netflix’s series starring Henry Cavill.
Here’s the description for the show: “Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time — the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one.”
Per the official character description for the “Vikings” alum’s character, “Fjall hails from a clan of warriors, sworn to protect a King. The death of a loved one in battle sets him on a quest for redemption, fighting alongside unlikely allies as he carves a path of vengeance across a continent in turmoil.”
O’Fuarain’s casting follows that of fellow “Blood Origin” lead Jodie Turner-Smith, who is playing Éile, “an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess” who “has left her clan and position as Queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A grand reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption.”
Declan de Barra is executive producer and showrunner on “Blood Origin,” and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who is the creator and showrunner on “The Witcher,” will also executive produce. Additional executive producers include Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films. Andrzej Sapkowski, who wrote “The Witcher” novels, will serve as creative consultant on the series.
“The Witcher” is currently in production on its second season in the U.K., which has seen a few delays due to the pandemic. No premiere date for “The Witcher” Season 2 or “The Witcher: Blood Origin” has been set.