The release of The Witcher: Blood Origin starring Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain and Sophia Brown is fast approaching with only 13 days left until release. Yesterday cast, crew and fans could watch the first two episodes at the Blood Origin world premiere in London.
However, one of the last unknowns was who would play Avallac’h, one of the most important elves in the Witcher universe. He was the last of the three book legendary elves expected in the series. The first was Eredin, played by Jacob Collins-Levy. We recently reported on who will play the elvlen seer Ithlinne. This time we can finally confirmed who will play Avallac’h.
Samuel Blenkin is Avallac’h
Young British actor Samuel Blenkin will portray a young version of Avallac’h in The Witcher: Blood Origin. Blenkin’s credits include such productions as The Sandman, Atlanta and Peaky Blinders.
Avallac’h or actually Crevan Espane aep Caomhan Macha is a powerful elf Aen Saevherne, advisor to the king in Tir ná Lia. However, in Blood Origin we will get to know him from a completely new side. We will see his stories in his teenage years, when he was not yet a very significant figure.
The description of Avallac’h (codename Atar) from the beginning of the production was the following: “A young novice druid. Nervous but loyal. He finds himself the protector of a king after saving the monarch’s life.“
Also, the showrunner Declan de Barra in one of the recent interviews mentioned the roles of Avallac’h and Eredin: “Especially with Avallach and Eredin, painting them from their baby stages, when they’re still quite innocent, and they haven’t been corrupted yet, and they become these multi-layered dark creatures in the games and the books and the [main Witcher show].”
We can also see Blenkin in the role of Avallac’h in the latest trailer. In one scene, he is with Princess Merwyn and Chief Sage Balor uses magic to push him against a wall. From the description of the character, it appears that Avallac’h is his apprentice. Perhaps the young elf opposes some of his master’s decisions.
Season 3 of The Witcher is in post-production for a Summer 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin has been set a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.