‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Casts Jodie Turner-Smith In Netflix Live-Action Limited Series

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26 Jan 21

‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Casts Jodie Turner-Smith In Netflix Live-Action Limited Series

Upcoming live-action limited prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin has cast British actress Jodie Turner-Smith in a key role Netflix has announced.

Set in an elven world 1200 years before ‘The Witcher’, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the origin of the very first 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.

Turner-Smith will play Éile, 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.

If you’re trying to figure out where you’ve seen Jodie Turner-Smith before, she played Sgt. Azima Kandie on ‘The Last Ship’, starred in short-lived Netflix series ‘Nightflyers’ based on the novella by George R.R. Martin, and Cinemax series ‘Jett’ opposite Carla Gugino. She can most recently be seen in ‘Queen & Slim’, written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, and will next appear in A24’s ‘After Yang’ opposite Colin Farrell as well as Amazon’s ‘Without Remorse’, opposite Michael B. Jordan (both films are set for release in 2021). She will also star as ‘Anne Boleyn’ in a three-part mini-series for Channel 5.

Declan de Barra (‘The Originals, ‘The Witcher’) will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner for ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’, with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (‘The Witcher’ showrunner) also acting as Executive Producer. Original book author Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers.

No news yet on when The Witcher: Blood Origin will premiere, but we’ll keep you posted when we have more information.