Jodie Turner-Smith To Star in “The Witcher” Prequel “The Witcher: Blood Origin”

Jodie Turner-Smith To Star in “The Witcher” Prequel “The Witcher: Blood Origin”
Jodie Turner-Smith To Star in “The Witcher” Prequel “The Witcher: Blood Origin”

Netflix’s “The Witcher” prequel series “Blood Origin” has cast Jodie Turner-Smith as its lead, the streaming service said Monday. “The Witcher: Blood Origin” is a six-part, live-action limited series that will serve as a prequel to Netflix’s series starring Henry Cavill. Turner-Smith is set to play Eile, “an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess.”

Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time the creation of the first 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.

Éile (Character played by Jodie), an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, who has left her clan and position as Queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A grand reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption.

Declan de Barra serves as executive producer and showrunner of The Witcher: Blood Origin. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, creator of The Witcher mothership series, executive produces. Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher book series the Netflix show is based on, serves as creative consultant. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films are all executive producers.

“The Witcher” is currently in production on its second season in the U.K., which has seen a few delays due to the pandemic. No premiere date for “The Witcher” Season 2 or “The Witcher: Blood Origin” has been set.