Witcher Prequel Show Blood Origin Casts Game Of Thrones, Vikings Actor

Laurence O'Fuarain has joined the cast for the prequel show in a major role.

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Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin has added another lead actor. Laurence O'Fuarain, who appeared on Game of Thrones and Vikings, will play the central character Fjall. He is a troubled man who is seeking redemption. His official character description says:

"Born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a King, Fjall carries a deep scar within, the death of a loved one who fell in battle trying to save him. A scar that won't let him settle, or make peace with himself or the world around him. In his quest for redemption, Fjall will find himself fighting beside the most unlikely of allies as he carves a path of vengeance across a continent in turmoil."

O'Fuarain is the second lead for Blood Origin, joining Jodie Turner-Smith, who is attached to play the elite warrior Eile. The show is set 1,200 years before The Witcher, and its story will touch on the creation of the first Witcher.

Blood Origin is the second Witcher spin-off that Netflix is developing, following on from The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, which is an animated movie focusing on Vesemir.

For more on Blood Origin, check out GameSpot's roundup of everything we know about the show.

As for the main Witcher show, the second season is currently filming, but a premiere date has not been announced. With 76 million member households watching The Witcher season 1 over its first four weeks, The Witcher is among Netflix's most popular TV shows ever for its first season.

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