Sophie Brown, who starred in Marcella and Giri/Haji, has joined the cast of The Witcher: Blood Origin, Netflix’s upcoming prequel series, completing out the principal cast. Set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher, the series claims to recount the story of the first Witcher’s creation and the events leading up to the “Conjunction of the Spheres,” a world-altering event that saw the realms of mankind, monsters, and elves merge.
Netflix’s The Witcher was a massive ratings attraction when it aired on the streaming platform in late 2019. It was based on the renowned fantasy trilogy by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which inspired the hugely popular video games by CD Projekt Red.
Henry Cavill plays as the titular Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, who journeys the Continent hunting monsters until his fate becomes linked with that of a little girl named Ciri. Despite the fact that The Witcher: Blood Origins is not based on any of Sapkowski’s novels or short tales, he will serve as a creative consultant on the live-action limited series.
Spohia Brown as Éile
Brown will play Éile, a “elite warrior with the voice of a goddess,” replacing Jodie Turner-Smith, who had to quit the film owing to schedule difficulties. She will star with Michelle Yeoh and Laurence O’Fuarain in the forthcoming series as Scian and Fjall, respectively.
While nothing is known about the series as a whole, Netflix’s release did include a description of Brown’s character, characterising her as being on a “mission for revenge and forgiveness,” which provided more information.
Fans will undoubtedly be eager to discover how these people fit into the world-changing event surrounding “Conjunction of the Spheres,” as Sapkowski’s novels have never gone into great detail about the events preceding up to it.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will begin filming in August in the United Kingdom, so fans will likely learn more about the six-part miniseries after that, or during WitcherCon on July 9th. Meanwhile, fans will have to wait until the end of 2021 to return to Geralt of Rivia’s world, as the second season of The Witcher is set to be released.