The Witcher: Blood Origin Casts Giri/Haji Star Sophia Brown

Brown joins Michelle Yeoh in the upcoming Witcher prequel limited series.


The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin has added another cast member. Netflix has announced that British star Sophia Brown has joined the upcoming fantasy show.

In The Witcher: Blood Origin, Brown will play a character named Éile. Netflix describes Éile as "an elite warrior-turned-nomadic musician who is forced to return to the way of the blade after a grand reckoning on the Continent sends her on a quest for vengeance and redemption." Brown is best known for her role as the ruthless assassin Donna Clarke in the acclaimed British crime drama Giri/Haji, as well as for roles in Beauty and the Beast and The Capture.

Sophia Brown in Giri/Haji.
Sophia Brown in Giri/Haji.

Brown is the latest actor to join the cast of Blood Origin. Earlier this month it was announced that Star Trek Discovery's Michelle Yeoh will play a character named Scían, who is "the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves." It was previously reported that Laurence O'Fuarain (Game of Thrones) will appear as a warrior named Fjall.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel to The Witcher, set 1,200 years earlier. It will tell the story of the very first monster-hunting Witcher and the events that lead to the "conjunction of the spheres," where the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one. It will be a six-episode limited series, and the showrunner is Declan de Barra (Iron Fist, The Originals). The show doesn't have a release date yet.

The Witcher Season 2 has now finished shooting and is in post-production ahead of a release on Netflix later this year. A new promo was released during Netflix's Geeked Week last month. In addition, the first ever WitcherCon is set to take place on July 9. The virtual event will give fans updates on both the Netflix shows and the video game series--check out the WitcherCon schedule here.

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