The Witcher: Blood Origin, the prequel spin-off of the Netflix series, has reportedly found its main villain, who is an iconic antagonist of the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
An iconic video game antagonist The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to be the main villain of Blood Origin, the prequel series to The Witcher on Netflix. According to the Redanian Intelligence website, via CBR, Eredin Bréacc Glas, the leader of the Wild Hunt, will be present in the spin-off in question.
If one believes the often precise sources of Redanian Intelligence, it is the Anglo-Australian actor Jacob Collins-Levy (Doctor Who, The Young Wallander) who was chosen to play the elf Aén Elle Eredin, nicknamed the ‘Sparrowhawk. But Netflix has not yet confirmed the information on this series still in production.
It’s worth remembering that Eredin is already slated to appear briefly in Season 2 of The Witcher as actor Sam Hazeldine (Monuments Men, Hitman & Bodyguard). Already shot, the next episodes of the series mainly adapt the novels Blood of the Elves and The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski.
As for the prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin, the public will discover a completely new story, that of the birth of the first Witcher, 1200 years before the adventures of Geralt of Riv (Henry Cavill). In this series of 6 episodes, Laurence O’Fuarain plays one of the main roles, that of Fjall, a warrior born to protect the king and bereaved by the loss of a loved one who sacrificed his life to save him.
Actress Jodie Turner-Smith was to play the formidable fighter Eile in Blood Origin but due to a scheduling conflict, she had to leave the shoot which had been postponed due to the health crisis. The production of the prequel therefore had to recast this role urgently and the name of the new actress chosen is not known for the moment, if indeed an actress has been found.