Given the success of The Witcher on Netflix, it was no surprise when the streaming giant ordered a 6-episode limited series prequel aptly titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. The Illuminerdi has now uncovered a few more details about how the cast will shake out.
First announced in July, the spin-off was said to be set in an elven world 1200 years before the start of The Witcher. Aside from revealing the genesis of the very first Witcher, it was also meant to lead up to the cataclysmic event known as the “conjunction of the spheres,” which has been referred to in the game and show alike.
More recently, the NSFW blog Recapped reported the rumored casting of 2 female leads for the series: one named Eile “The Lark” Lithe and another called Princess Merwyn. While The Illuminerdi cannot confirm the second role, our source does line up for the first one.
The Witcher Spin-Off To Introduce Eile And Fjall
Rather than two women, though both may still be in play, our information shows that The Witcher: Blood Origin is currently casting its female and male lead in anticipation of a May 2021 start date for production.
Eile, who is a woman meant to be between her late 20s to early 30s, is from a Clan of Elves that uses knives as their primary weapon. The producers are looking for a “diverse” actor to play the role, especially one with a background in dance and stunt work. This certainly suggests that there will be a lot of battles to portray over the course of 6 episodes.
Adding to that theory is the description for the male lead, Fjall. While about the same age as Eile, he is from an opposing clan – implying that there may be a clash for dominance. Not only is he physically strong, but is described as raw, gritty and visceral. Certainly a contrast to the graceful strength that one might expect from Eile.
Little is yet known about how the elves or the conjunction of the spheres will lead to the world’s first Witcher, but fans can be certain that the key to the Blood Origin will lie with the Elves. Are you excited for The Witcher prequel, or do you think it’s too soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and check back with The Illuminerdi for the latest fantasy news and features.