Over the last week or so, an intriguing rumor began to circulating claiming that Game of Thrones and Justice League star Jason Momoa is being eyed for a crucial role in the upcoming The Witcher prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Originfor Netflix. Well, whilst those rumors were pretty unsubstantiated initially, it sounds like there may well be some truth to them, with several independent sources now reporting that Momoa is indeed currently in talks to star. This includes Production Weekly which is considered to be a very reliable source when it comes to the movie industry.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1,200 years before the Henry Cavill-led series, The Witcher. Taking audiences back in time, the series will revolve around a cataclysmic event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres, during which the worlds of humans, elves and monsters merged, allowing these races, namely humans, to encounter one another. While the prequel series is currently at a very early stage, it will reportedly consist of six episodes, with Jason Momoa rumored as the very first Witcher.
Jason Momoa already has ample experience in the action-fantasy genre thanks to roles in HBO's smash hit Game of Thrones, DC's underwater comic book epic Aquaman, and Apple TV+'s See, which drops Momoa in a fantasy future where mankind has lost the ability of sight. Should Momoa's be tempted to join the world of The Witcher, he would certainly be a very welcome addition, with his powerful screen presence able to carry the prequel series in much the same way that Henry Cavill has.
With audiences still awaiting the arrival of the second season of The Witcher, the first season follows Cavill as Geralt, a mutated monster hunter known as a "Witcher", who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as "the Continent", The Witcher explores the legend of Geralt and princess Ciri, who are linked by destiny to each other. The first season tells a non-linear story and follows the three main protagonists at different points of time, exploring formative events that shaped their characters, before eventually merging into a single timeline. The series is based on the fantasy drama book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
Alongside Henry Cavill, The Witcher stars Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Several new cast members will be joining Cavill on his adventure through the monster-infested world of The Witcher including Robin Hood's Yasen Atour as Coën, Monster's Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Peaky Blinders star Paul Bullion as Lambert, Fast and Furious 9's Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, The Danish Girl star Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, acting newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca, and Momoa's fellow Game of Thrones alumni Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen. The second season will also introduce fan-favorite character and Witcher trainer Vesemir, played by Killing Eve's Kim Bodnia.
Whilst the second season of The Witcher does not yet have an official release date, it is likely that, with filming now starting up again following a forced hiatus, Netflix will hopefully debut the series late next year. This comes to us from Redanian Intelligence.