There’s a lot of fresh action and excitement surounding Netflix’s The Witcher and its prequels these days. Fans got to see a first sneak peek of what Geralt (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan) are up to, as well as a teaser of the animated prequel-movie Nightmare of the Wolf. Recent weeks also saw some major casting news for the live-action witcher prequel titled Blood Origin, with Michele Yeoh and Sophia Brown joining the previously announced Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall).
Yeoh plays the elf Scian, a master-swordswoman and last of her clan. Brown plays the warrior Eile, taking over from Jodie Turner Smith, who had to step down due to scheduling issues. Besides these leads we know of several supporting roles and today we can add three more names to the list.
Most importantly, Ozioma Whenu will play Eile’s older sister Níamh. While we don’t know much else about the role, she is presumably part of the Raven clan, a group of elves said to favor knives as a weapon.
For Whenu, this will be the first major television part, having graduated from the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) last year. We’re looking forward to what she will bring to the table.
Actors Nathaniel Curtis and Tut Nyuot have also been cast in currently undisclosed roles. Curtis recently starred in Channel 4‘s drama miniseries It’s a Sin. Nyuot already has an impressive television resumé for his age, including appearances in Casualty, Dark Money and Small Axe. We’ll update you as soon as we learn more about their roles in Blood Origin.
While their roles are currently unknown to us, our best guess for Curtis would be Eades, a military commander. His role description is the following:
“A high-ranking commander, hailing from a military family. Described as strong, cold and calculating and able to take on many different guises. He hides his male lovers from court, fearing that his emotional attachments may be used against him. Appears in 5 episodes.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin is expected to start filming this August. It is set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of the main Witcher show. For updates on all things Witcher, follow Redanian Intelligence on Twitter.