The Witcher: Blood Origin: Jodie Turner-Smith to lead Netflix prequel series

25 Janvier, 2021, 21:51 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • The Witcher Blood Origin Adds Jodie Turner Smith as Lead

Queen & Slim's Jodie Turner-Smith is set to star in The Witcher's prequel series for Netflix, titled The Witcher: Blood Origin! Turner-Smith will play Éile, described as "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".

The Twitter handle NX on Netflix shared the news with a photo of the actor.

Blood Origin has found its series lead.

Plot details are still mostly under wraps, but we do know that Blood Origin will be set 1200 years before the events of the original show, and focus on the origin of the very first Witcher and the events that lead to the pivotal "conjunction of the spheres".

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According to Variety, Turner-smith will lead the series as a character named Éile (which translates to "other/another" as Gaeilge) "The Lark" Lithe. "A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books - What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans?"

Witcher creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is acting as an executive producer on the miniseries, though actual show-running duties will fall to Declan de Barra, who wrote on the first season of the series.

"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.

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