Netflix has struck gold with its adaption to the popular book series, The Witcher. It is already in development on a few spin-offs as well as another season of the show. The series sees Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. He is a witcher making his way through the land fighting monsters. Now, Netflix plans to tell another story, one even older than this in The Witcher: Blood Origin. The story is set before the conjunction of spheres and will explore the origin of the prototype Witcher.
Deadline is reporting that actor Laurence O’Fuarian has joined the cast of the upcoming project alongside Jodie Turner-Smith. O’Fuarian will play a character named Fjall. He is born into a clan of warriors, who are sworn to protect the king at all cost. The man is haunted by the death of a loved one who died protecting him and just can’t let it go. Fjall will find himself fighting alongside a group of unlikely comrades, as he searches for a way to honor the sacrifice made for him and finally make peace with their death.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a 6-part series, but currently has no release date. It’s unclear when filming on the project will begin, as the cast currently consists of just Laurence O’Fuarian and Jodie Turner-Smith. It’ll be interesting to see if they add story elements that might end up carrying over into Cavill‘s run in the franchise.