The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel to The Witcher set around 1200 year prior to the events of the main show and the books it is based on. Pre-production is starting in Arborfield Studios and a new piece of casting has come to light. The ever reliable super fans over at Redanian Intelligence have found out who is playing Eredin Bréacc Glas. Eredin is the leader of The Wild Hunt in the Witcher series and the character will make a first appearance in The Witcher Season 2.
However, the actor who is playing the role in Blood Origin is not who played the role in The Witcher Season 2. The outlet has learned that Eredin will be played by Australian actor Jacob Collins-Levy in Blood Origin. Curiously the site also reported, correctly, that Sam Hazeldine would be playing Eredin in The Witcher Season 2. So what gives? The outlet expects Eredin to be little more than a cameo in The Witcher Season 2. A tease if you will for where the story could go potentially. Whereas, in Blood Origin, Eredin is expected to play a much larger role.
The outlet speculates that perhaps the Blood Origin version of Eredin needs to be portrayed younger, after all it is 1200 years or so. That being said, Eredin isn’t a mortal Human, so age is normally not much of a factor. They also speculate that scheduling changes could have caused the change. Collins-Levy and Hazeldine have a similar look to them other than the obvious age difference. I have included images of both in recent projects for you to take a gander at above.
Lead star Laurence O’Fuarain plays Fjall Stoneheart and has already been at the Studio this week to begin as you can see form the his Twitter post below
— Laurence O'Fuarain (@LarzoGram) May 18, 2021
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