Ella-Rae‘s involvement in Netflix’s The Witcher was first revealed after Henry Cavill and the rest of the team presented the first teaser to the world at San Diego Comic Con. Her role has been a complete mystery ever since. We’ve reached out to Netflix and can now exclusively confirm who her character is.
Ella Rae-Smith plays a character named Fola. She is most likely an original addition to the show created by showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich and the team.
Interestingly, there is another original character with a similar name: Zola, played by Anna-Louise Plowman. Could Fola and Zola be related somehow? We believe that’s possible.
According to Plowman’s IMDb, Zola will appear in Episodes 7 and 8. It’s likely we will see Fola in them as well.
Season 1 of The Witcher arrives on December 20, 2019. Additionally, Season 2 has already been confirmed for a 2021 release.