The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel spin-off series of Netflix’s popular fantasy show The Witcher, now has a lead actor. British actress Jodie Turner-Smith, known for the TV series Nightflyers and the film Queen & Slim, will play Éile, described as “a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess”.
The Twitter handle NX on Netflix shared the news with a photo of the actor. The headline read: “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. “
Blood Origin will be set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. The six-part mini-series tells the story of the origins of the First-Even Witcher and also the Conjunction of the Spheres event.
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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 tells the story of the first Witcher prototype and the conjunction of the spheres. pic.twitter.com/wTltgArMW7
– NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 25, 2021
The event changed the world and introduced socialmediagossips to the world of Witcher called the Continent and resulted in a war between humans and elves. Humans have won and made everyone else second class by ghettoizing them or forcing them to hide in forests.
In addition to humans, several other non-human and monstrous races such as vampires and ghouls came to the continent during the conjunction of the spheres. This is how sorcerers were born.
Declan de Barra is the showrunner for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who created The Witcher, is executive producer.
In addition to Blood Origin, another prequel series The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf is in development.