The upcoming The Witcher prequel series, called Blood Origins, will be a six-part limited series and it now had its lead. Deadline revealed that Jodie Turner-Smith has been cast in the new Netflix show.
This show will air after The Witcher Season 2, and it will be set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher. The series will tell the story of the creation of the first prototype Witcher. It’ll also cover the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
The Witcher prequel series has cast as Jodie Turner-Smith as its lead
Jodie Turner-Smith will be playing Éile in The Witcher: Blood Origins, and here’s how her character’s been described:
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 will be this prequel series’ executive producer and showrunner. It was also revealed that the creator of The Witcher Netflix series, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, will also be an executive producer. The Witcher’s original author, Andrzej Sapkowski is going to be a creative consultant on The Witcher prequel series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films are all executive producers.
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