Netflix confirmed today that Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji, The Capture, Marcella) has been cast in the role of Éile in upcoming series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Éile is an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, has left her clan and position as Queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A grand reckoning on the Continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption.
Sophia joins the cast with Laurence O’Fuarain and Michelle Yeoh (already announced). Declan de Barra will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as Executive Producer. Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers.
Sophia’s notable TV credits include: Giri/Haji (BBC2/Netflix); The Capture (BBC/Peacock); Marcella (Netflix/ITV); I AM (Channel 4); Clique (BBC/POP); and Guerrilla (Showtime/Sky Atlantic).
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 “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Blood Origin will be a six part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the hit Netflix series The Witcher.
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