The Witcher prequel ‘Blood Origin’ to start filming in Iceland
In the near future, The Witcher prequel Blood Origin, starring Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown and Michelle Yeoh, will begin filming, according to a representative. Iceland is the first nation other than the UK since Spain in 2019 to be listed as a Witcher filming site.
To begin shooting in Iceland at the beginning of August, O’Fuarain, who portrays the character Fjall, has already arrived.
Iceland- A potential Location for filming
Since creator Declan de Barra and directors Sarah O’Gorman and Vicky Jewson visited Iceland to explore sites in June, Iceland has been on the radar as a possible filming destination. In April, the Canary Islands were being examined as a prospective destination, but now Iceland is in the running.
We have to be very cautious when making any categorical remarks about prospective filming sites with Covid in the picture. Due to the epidemic, The Witcher was obliged to stay within the confines of England.
One returning and one new director?
As previously stated, The Witcher: Blood Origin will consist of six episodes, which showrunner Declan De Barra announced recently:
Of course, this raises the question of who will be the directors. We conducted some background and activity checks and can offer two individuals who, in our opinion, are highly plausible.
Sarah O’Gorman, the director of episodes three and four of The Witches Season 2, is expected to return for The Witches: Blood Origin, according to our sources. As a director, her knowledge of the universe of The Witcher would be an asset.
Second, there are numerous indicators that hint at the involvement of director and writer Vicky Jewson, whose credits include Lady Godiva, Born of War, and Close. According to what we’ve discovered, we haven’t been able to corroborate this news yet.
In addition to O’Gorman and Jewson, there may be a third director for Blood Origin. I suppose it’s true if we’re assuming that The Witcher spin-off will follow the same format of having one director every two episodes. The six episodes may be shared between two filmmakers, each of whom would be responsible for directing three of them.
Witcher veterans make up the backbone of the team.
As for Blood Origins, we can only speculate at this point, but it’s a positive indication that most of the Witcher team will be working on the spinoff. They are joined by The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Hissrich in the same role, as well as Tomek Baginski and Jason F. Brown, who will serve as executive producers.
He will once again be responsible for the overarching creature idea and franchise design, as he was with The Witcher. Guest, who served as The Witcher’s first assistant director, will continue to serve in the same capacity.
Filming to start very soon
Netflix isn’t far behind HBO when it comes to enhancing The Witcher franchise. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a forthcoming animated feature, and a limited prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, have been announced. Work has begun on The Witcher prequel series, which is expected to begin filming in the next few days.
Redanian Intelligence has reported that The Witcher: Blood Origin will begin production in Iceland very soon. Laurence O’Fuarain, whose latest Instagram stories show that the actor is really in Iceland, is among the actors and crew who have reportedly already been on location. A brief period of quarantine will precede the start of manufacturing, in accordance with the safety measures in place owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Geralt of Rivia star Henry Cavill’s Netflix prequel series is planned to represent events that took place around 1200 years ago. As the genesis tale of the first Witcher, Blood Origin tells the storey of how monsters, mankind, and elves came together to form one world.
Michael Yeoh has been cast as Scian, the last member of her sword-elven clan, in the Netflix series. Laurence O’Fuarain will star as Fjall, a Viking warrior with “a terrible scar within.” In the film, Sophia Brown will portray Elle, an elite fighter and the main opposite of O’Fuarain’s character. In the beginning, actress Jodie Turner-Smith was cast to portray the role, however, schedule issues forced her to quit the project.
Declan de Barra is the showrunner for the six episodes of the Netflix series. The Witcher’s showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, will also executive produce the show with him. Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher novels, is also a consultant on The Witcher: Blood Origin.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is not the only project in the Witcher franchise, as was noted above. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated spin-off film, was also revealed by Netflix last year. Geralt’s tutor and fellow witcher Vesemir will be the subject of the film. Theo James as Vesemir, Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst provide the voices for the picture. Beau DeMayo wrote the screenplay and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich produced the film.
Currently, The Witcher 2 is expected for release on Netflix on December 17, 2021. The film is scheduled to arrive on the streaming service on August 23, 2021.
As production for The Witcher: Blood Origin begins in less than a month, we hope to hear more about the game very soon. Be sure to check back for additional information!