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Blood Origin chose Game of Thrones’ Laurence O’Fuarain as the protagonist

The Witcher: Blood Origin, the series that will feature events before what we see in The Witcher, has just gained a new actor in the cast. According to Deadline, Laurence O’Fuarain, of Vikings and Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of the series as the protagonist.

O’Fuarain will play Fjall, born to a warrior clan who has sworn to protect the king, he bears a large emotional scar for losing a loved one in battle. Because of this he cannot find peace, after a journey of redemption he will fight alongside unlikely allies while taking revenge across the continent.

The actor joins Jodie Turner-Smith in the project, which will play Eile, an elite warrior with the voice of a goddess, relinquishing her position in her clan as the Queen’s Guardian to follow her heart as a musician.

Laurence O’Fuarain

In addition to Vikings and Game of Thrones, O’Fuarain is also known for his work on No Limit, Black ’47 and Void.

The Witcher: Blood Origin takes place 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. The series will tell the origin of the first wizard, showing the events that led to the Conjuntura de Esperas, when the world of monsters, men and elves merged into one.

The series will consist of six parts, with Declan de Barra as Showrunner and executive producer. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be another executive producer, as will Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko. Andrzej Sapkowski will act as a creative consultant for the project.

As of yet, Netflix has not released an official release date for the series.

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