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Netflix's The Witcher Prequel Series Has Cast The Wild Hunt's Leader

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Netflix's The Witcher Prequel Series Has Cast The Wild Hunt's Leader

The Witcher prequel series Blood Origin has finally entered pre-production, and Netflix has just cast a character that will be very familiar to anyone who's played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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As reported by Redanian Intelligence, Australian actor Jacob Collins-Levy (Young Wallander) has been cast as Eredin Bréacc Glas, better known to many of us as the Wild Hunt's formidable leader. Eredin is also the final challenge in The Witcher 3's story, for anyone who actually stopped playing Gwent and made it that far.

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While I'd wager the majority of fans are more with familiar with Eredin and The Wild Hunt as a result of the CD Projekt RED RPG, he does have a long history in the books - one that Blood Origin will no doubt be keen to explore in great detail.

The prequel's official synopsis explains: "Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time - the creation of the prototype Witcher and the events that lead to the pivotal 'conjunction of the spheres' when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one."

Interestingly, Eredin will also appear in season two of The Witcher, although here he'll be played by Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders), and not Collins-Levy. The assumption is that Blood Origins will set up a younger Eredin, after we briefly come face-to-face with an older version of the character in The Witcher's sophomore season. The prequel series is set some 1,200 years before Geralt's adventures, after all. We can safely bet he'll have aged a bit in that time. You can see Hazeldine (right) and Collins-Levy (left) below.

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With The Wild Hunt set to appear in the next season of The Witcher, it looks like Netflix is building to something big, and is keen to really flesh out the backstory of the fearsome group's commander in Blood Origins. I, for one, and very excited to see the story of one of The Witcher's greatest villains bought to the small screen.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: News, The Witcher, Netflix

Ewan Moore
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