After a hectic two weeks, the Blood Origin team wrapped Iceland location filming on Thursday. Filming of The Witcher prequel starring Michelle Yeoh (Scian), Laurence O’Fuarain (Fjall), and Sophia Brown (Eile) started end of July in South Iceland.
While director Vicky Jewson filmed the first ten days of the shoot, director Sarah O’Gorman arrived later and mostly filmed near Vestrahorn in the last week.
Showrunner Declan de Barra announced the wrap on Twitter, and the team arrived back in London on Friday. The remaining time of filming will take place in England and will take approximately 14 weeks, meaning until late November.
Most actors join the Blood Origin cast
Next up we have new cast members, who join the team of Blood Origin.
First up is Daniel Fathers (Snatch, Whistable Pearl) who is cast in a guest lead role. Our guess for his role would be Osfar, chieftain of the Dog clan and Fjall’s father. Some visual similarity can certainly be found between him and Laurence O’Fuarain, but we’ll wait and see if we are correct in guessing his role.
Next are Huw Novelli (Loki’s Game, Chariot), Robert McCrea (DeadEye, The Brothers Darwin) and Lizzie Annis (Night Growler) who we strongly believe to be a part of the cast. Again, we don’t know the roles, but for Novelli we’d speculate the role of Kaleb, Fjall’s stong and physically imposing brother, and Annis could be Princess Merwyn. As for McCrea, he could be Utharis, a cynical sellsword. A transcription for the Utharis audition can be found here.
We hope to have more Blood Origin news in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence for the prequel updates.