Jason Momoa Reportedly In Talks For ‘The Witcher’ Prequel

by Thomas Tuna

Jason Momoa–the actor who helped Aquaman become the highest-grossing movie ever based on a DC Comics character–may be adding another powerful fantasy role to his impressive resume.

Momoa, according to reports, is in talks for the lead role in The Witcher: Blood Origin, the upcoming prequel series to the hit Netflix entry The Witcher, according to CBR.com.

The actor–who also appeared in HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones–reportedly would portray the Continent’s first Witcher in the new series. No deal has been finalized yet, but the casting process has begun, and Momoa would seem to be a logical choice for this plum part.

Blood Origin, as reported here in Horror News Network, will take place some 1,200 years before the events in the flagship show, around the time in the Continent’s history when the so-called “Conjunction of the Spheres” takes place–a time when the worlds of men, monsters and Elves become one. As explained, humans eventually took control of the Continent from the Elder Races of Elves, Dwarves and other peoples.

Blood Origin–scheduled as a six-episode limited series–is slated to start production after the completion of the eight-episode Season 2 of The Witcher, now being shot in the U.K. Season 2 of The Witcher is scheduled to debut sometime in 2021, with Blood Origin expected to start streaming on Netflix in 2022.

Declan de Barra–who wrote an episode of the first season of The Witcher–will act as showrunner of the prequel, as well as executive producer along with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the original Witcher novels, is on board as a creative consultant.

The Witcher, as fans know, follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill)–a magically enhanced monster hunter known as a Witcher–who is linked by destiny to Princess Siri (Freya Allan) and who is joined on his quests by Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), an Elf sorceress, and Jaskier (Joey Batey), a traveling bard.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Season 2 of The Witcher and the progress of its prequel.


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