Netflix's prequel series 'The Witcher: Blood Origin' has cast a number of eyebrow-raising actors - making us quite eager to see how it all pans out.
Dylan Moran has been cast in 'The Witcher: Blood Origin', which will be a limited prequel series set over a thousand years before Henry Cavill and 'The Witcher' ever came about.
Dylan, best known for his comedic role as the worst bookshop owner in the world in the sitcom 'Black Books', has been cast in the role of a character named Uthrok One-Nut. As well as his stand-up routine, Dylan has appeared in movies such as 'Cavalry', 'Pixie' and 'Shaun of the Dead'.
Another comedian joining the cast of 'The Witcher: Blood Origin' will be Lenny Henry. Lenny has a role in Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series, and is one of the most recognisable comedians from the UK. He will play a character named Balor.
Also included in the lineup will be Mirren Mack, best known for playing Florence in 'Sex Education, playing the role of Merwyn; Jacob Collins Levy ('Young Wallander') as Eredin; Huw Novelli ('The Capture') as Callan "Brother Death"; Francesca Mills ('Harlots') in the role of Meldof; Nathaniel Curtis ('It’s a Sin') as Brían; Zach Wyatt ('Karen Pirie') in the role of Syndril; Amy Murray in the role of Fenrik; and Lizzie Annis in the role of Zacaré.
The expanded cast will join the previously announced actors of Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown and Michelle Yeoh.
Irish filmmaker Declan de Barra serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Matt O’Toole also as executive producers.
The official synopsis of the six-part limited series is as follows: Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time - the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal in “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
'The Witcher: Blood Origin' is expected to release on Netflix in 2022.