The Witcher series is one of the most well-known fantasy RPG series in the industry. The entire series is based on the tale of Geralt of Rivia, who is both a Witcher and a Witcher apprentice. The story of the Witcher revolves around Geralt’s adventures in the Northern Kingdoms, where he is sent by the powerful sorceress Ciri to search for her lost father. The latest Witcher prequel title, The Witcher Blood and Wine, was released in the month of March 2017, and it is set in the year 1403.
CD Projekt Red’s Witcher prequel is shaping up nicely and we’ve already seen a few glimpses at some of the new characters (such as the protagonist and antagonist of the game and some of the new plot twists). However, today we’ve got a little something for you to chew on, as we’re going to take a look at the cast of The Witcher Blood and Wine, which takes place in the same universe as the main game.
The Witcher series is one of the most interesting fantasy games in the world. Its popularity exploded with the release of the hit game, The Witcher 3 (check out our separate review for more details), but there is more to the game than its incredible story. The game was developed by CD Projekt and its team of talented developers, artists, and designers released it in 2015 for both PC and consoles.
Blood Origin, the forthcoming Witcher prequel series, is currently under development. In Iceland and the United Kingdom, the series’ cast and crew were spotted hard at work. Apart from Sophia Brown, who plays Eile, and Laurence O’Fuarain, who plays Fjall, and Michelle Yeoh, who will play Eile’s swordmaster, Scian, Netflix has yet to announce any more cast members.
That didn’t stop us from revealing a few more cast members; nevertheless, it’s wonderful to see them (and those we hadn’t disclosed) published in such a credible manner.
Princess Merwyn is played by Mirren Mack.
Princess Merwyn will be played by Mirren Mack (Sex Education, The Nest). She was described as “the flower nobody noticed had poison shoots beneath her thistles” in a projected cry. Hers is the story of a sharply disapproved young lady who hides behind the veil of a carefree young lady. She was reared like a chess piece to be given and ignored in a male-dominated society. She found out how to seem laid-back while waiting for her opportunity, concealing her real intelligence and strategist’s brain to strike when no one was expecting it. In each of the six sequences, she appears.
Balor is played by Lenny Henry.
We don’t give Chief Druid Balor much thought since his depiction just said that he would appear in six scenes, but we understand that Netflix was seeking for a good entertainer. With major roles in programs like Broadchurch and The Syndicate, Lenny Henry, like Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, certainly fits that equation.
Eredin is played by Jacob Collins-Levy.
This wonderful bit of projected news was first revealed in May. For fans of the novels and games, Jacob Collins-Levy (Young Wallander, Doctor Who) has received the most interesting casting, since Blood Origin is the only direct connection to the main series (that we are aware of up until now). Eredin Bréacc Glas is the leader of the Red Riders, a band of Aen Aelle in the novels (mythical beings from another measurement). However, we’ll be encountering a younger version of the character from the prequel. Eredin will also appear in Season 2 of The Witcher, where he will be played by Sam Hazeldine.
Zacaré is played by Lizzie Annis.
Rookie Lizzie Annis will play Zacaré, who may be someone who was recently recorded under the pseudonym “Character Z.” If that’s the case, her portrayal reads, “An charmed and natural conductor with cerebral paralysis, who is staggeringly amazing.” She will prove to be “vital for a varied bunch on a quest for revenge” throughout the series.
Callan ‘Sibling Death’ is played by Huw Novelli.
Huw Novelli, the director of Loki’s Game and The Capture, is expected to take the position with the most flashy name up to this time. We haven’t heard much about Callan, who is known as Brother Death, but we’re curious to see if he lives up to the moniker.
Meldof is played by Francesca Mills.
Meldof is played by Francesca Mills, who previously appeared in Whores and Zoolander 2. Meldof is very certainly the person who was originally cast as “Character G,” a superbly sharp-disapproved professional assassin with little growth and “a real trump card, fearless of butchery, brutality, and disorder.”
Fenrik is played by Amy Murray.
Amy Murray, a hard of hearing performer, has joined the ensemble as Fenrik. This individual was first identified as “Fabbri.” “Fabbri is a tall, strong female druid who is hard of hearing or communicates via gestures,” reads Fabbri’s projected call. She’s dangerous, smart, and fascinated by the revelation of her unwitting admission to witchcraft.”
Brian is played by Nathaniel Curtis.
Nathaniel Curtis of It’s a Sin was cast in Blood Origin in July, as we have essentially confirmed. Netflix has now officially confirmed it and provided his work title – Brian. This is most likely the same individual that was previously identified as Baalke in the projected breakdown. “A charming and energetic merchant pioneer, tied to a masculine sweetheart,” Baalke is described. While he is loyal, he is also concerned about the future of their relationship. In three sequences, Baalke (who is most likely Brian) appears.
Syndril is played by Zach Wyatt.
Novice Syndril is expected to be filled by Zach Wyatt. We agree that this is the individual referred to in the projected breakdown as Salliche. Salliche was described as a “multi-skilled genius, a kind of elf Da Vinci.” He is consumed by his fixations as he fiddles with tests exploring the limits of magic, math, and science. Sallie (perhaps Syndril) appears in five sequences.
Uthrok One-Nut is played by Dylan Moran.
Dylan Moran (Uncle, Shaun of the Dead) has been cast in yet another intriguingly titled role. Uthrok One-Nut may be the same guy who was recorded as Utharis on a strewn audition tape. Utharis, like Bronn in Game of Thrones, is a negative sellsword.
Blood Origin, The Witcher’s prequel, is getting started now that the overwhelming bulk of the cast has been revealed and the recording in Iceland has been completed. Between the second and third installments of the main series, a Witcher prequel is expected to be released in 2022. In the meanwhile, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, the second prequel to The Witcher series, will be released on August 23.
In our last Witcher 3 guide, we looked at the weapon skills from the Blood and Wine expansion, and how to get them for yourself if you didn’t own the DLC. If you’re a newbie to the series, that was a good tutorial. If you’re a full-blown adept with Witcher 3, that was a great review. But what about those of us who’ve been playing for a bit longer? What about those of us who prefer to know exactly what each new skill will do?. Read more about the witcher: nightmare of the wolf and let us know what you think.
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