The Witcher: Blood Origin Casts GOT Star In Lead Role
No, before you jump in excitement, no, it’s not Jason Momoa as we thought, but another GOT star has been cast in The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Another GOT Connection
The Witcher fans are mostly the descendants of GOT fans, and there has been no doubt in that from the beginning.
The Witcher also gives us a lot of reasons why both the shows are in the same genre. While the Witcher has a lot of keeping up to do, we just got another major connection.
Not Jason Momoa!
Fans were sure that Momoa would be the lead in Blood Origin. Even the actors, Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa, teased the fans by sharing fan posters.
But for whatsoever reason, he isn’t the one we are talking about. In season 5, we see Laurence O’Fuarain play the role of Simpson.
Who Was Simpson?
Well, he was just a common man at arms who was sworn to House of Bolton. He survived the Battle of Winterfell.
While he was returning, he sees a wounded Stannis Baratheon in the forest and cuts off his leg, but before he could kill him, Simpson gets killed by Stannis.
What Is His Role Here?
Well, according to what we know, the lead female role has been filled by Jodie Turner-Smith. Now the six-episode limited series will have two leads.
One is said to be Éile, an elite warrior, and another is said to be Fjall. The common factor between these two is that they both are from clans that are sworn to protect their kings and queens.
Éile, who left her way of the sword to go follow her passion as a singer, comes back when something terrible happens in her life. Fjall, on the other hand, has been roaming around with immense guilt.
Fjall couldn’t accept the fact that someone he loved actually died on the battlefield trying to protect him.
This series will be set at least 1200 years before the current Witcher’s timeline. The show is set to begin filming this summer and probably eyeing a 2022 release.