After the success of the Netflix series for The Witcher, further implementations of the franchise are on the agenda. The streaming service also wants to produce a prequel with “The Witcher: Blood Origin” – and a leading actress has now been found for this.
First of all, a corresponding report was made by the usually well-informed colleagues from Deadline the round, followed by an official confirmation via Netflix itself Twitter: Jodie Turner-Smith will star in the miniseries “The Witcher: Blood Origin”.
This is a six-episode prequel to the successful Netflix series “The Witcher”, which was originally officially announced in July 2020. Lauren Hissrich will again act as producer.
Turner-Smith is said to rush to take on the lead. She is considered an elite fighter “blessed with the voice of a goddess” and leaves her clan and her position as protector of the queen to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. However, when their continent is threatened, Haste embarks on a journey marked by retribution and vengeance.
🐺 WITCHER NEWS ALERT 🐺
The first cast for The Witcher: Blood Origin has been announced. Jodie Turner-Smith will play Éile, a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess.
The limited series will tell the story of the first Witcher prototype and the Conjunction of the Spheres. pic.twitter.com/wTltgArMW7
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 25, 2021
To put it into perspective: This action takes place 1,200 years before the Netflix series from 2019, which has already started. This takes place at the time of the “Conjunction of the Spheres”, in which monsters and magic found their way into the human world. In the end, the show gets to the bottom of the creation of the first witcher, so it picks up a plot that has never been told in either the games or the books.
Who is Turner-Smith? Her biggest film to date is probably “Queen & Slim” from 2019, a thriller in which she was seen alongside Daniel Kaluuya. She was also on board in the SyFy series “Nightflyers”.