Vikings star Laurence O’Fuarain has joined Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin series in a leading role.
Netflix has added yet another star to its roster for The Witcher prequel series, titled Blood Origin. The show will focus on the creation of the very first Witcher on the continent, while also revealing the events of the ‘conjunction of the spheres’ which sees the realms of man, elves and monsters all converge. Vikings actor Laurence O’Fuarain joins Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith in the upcoming series in a leading role.
As per Deadline, the Irish actor will play Fjall, a warrior sworn to protect the King who harbors the grief and guilt of losing a loved one on the battlefield. Audiences have seen Laurence O’Fuarain as Hakon in Vikings as well as a brief appearance as Simpson in Game of Thrones season five. Production is currently underway on The Witcher season two, but filming has yet to begin on Blood Origin.
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher season one is now available on Netflix. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding Laurence O’Fuarain, Jodie Turner-Smith, Henry Cavill and The Witcher: Blood Origin and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!