Rumors have recently begun to circulate that Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa is being eyed for a role in the upcoming Witcher prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Well, while we await official news on the casting, this piece of fan art teases what things might look like should Momoa sign on, with the actor potentially one day sharing the screen once again with his DCEU co-star and The Witcher lead, Henry Cavill.
Giving Jason Momoa the cold, yellow eyes of a Witcher, Momoa slots perfectly into a role in the popular Netflix fantasy series. The actor already has a lot of experience in the genre thanks to roles in HBO's smash hit Game of Thrones, as well as Apple TV+'s See, which drops Momoa in a fantasy future where humankind has lost the ability to see. Should the rumors of Momoa's inclusion to the world of The Witcher prove to be true, he would surely be a very welcome addition.
While the prequel series is currently at a very early stage, it will reportedly consist of six episodes and will be set 1200 years before the Henry Cavill-led series, telling the origin of the very first Witcher. There is currently no scheduled release date.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich and series director Stephen Surjik took to social media recently to celebrate their return to filming on the The Witcher season 2 following a forced hiatus back in March. While the situation looks very different on set compared to what the cast and crew are used to, Surjik was clearly very excited to be back saying, "It's T minus 3 min to ignition and lift off for our second run at Witcher S2. Everyone is being cautious but spirits are high."
Hissrich responded in kind saying, "It's our fourth show together, and the farthest we've ever sat apart, but @SSurjik and I are ready to do this."
The first season of The Witcher follows 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.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, 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 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 staring up again, that Netflix will debut the series late next year. This comes to us courtesy of spdrmnkyxxiii's official Instagram account