The Witcher: Blood Origin Casts Vikings and Game of Thrones Star Laurence O'Fuarain

The Witcher: Blood Origin has been a bit under the radar lately, but now the anticipated spinoff series has added a new actor to the cast in Vikings and Game of Thrones star Laurence O'Fuarain (via Deadline). O'Fuarain will play the role of Fjall, who was born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a king. Fjall carries a deep scar from the death of a loved one who fell in battle attempting to save his life, and because of that scar he desperately seeks redemption. That journey will see him fighting beside the most unlikely of allies as he delivers vengeance across the continent, one that is experiencing its own turmoil and is in a bit of shambles as well.

O'Fuarain joins Jodie Turner-Smith, who will be playing Eile, and her character shares some similarities to Fjall, as they were both responsible for defending royalty. Her description says that she "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."

Blood Origin will be a six-episode series set before the events of The Witcher's main series and way before Henry Cavill's Geralt started monster hunting. We're still waiting on more plot details, but we do know it is set 1200 years before Geralt's adventures. Declan de Barra will be the spinoff series showrunner and executive producer, and The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will also serve as executive producer. Andrzej Sapkowski is a creative consultant on the series as well.

Here's the official description for The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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"1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be. Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich."

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