The Witcher prequel series now has a star. Jodie Turner-Smith (Jett, The Last Ship) has been cast in The Witcher: Blood Origin. On the upcoming Netflix series, she will play Éile, “a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess.”
Deadline revealed more about the prequel series:
“Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the creation of the first prototype 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.”
Here’s the casting announcement:
🐺 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
This is not the only Netflix spin-off from The Witcher in the works. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated film, will tell the origin story of the mentor of Geralt (Henry Cavill).
A premiere date for the second season of The Witcher on Netflix has not yet been set. It is also not known when viewers will see The Witcher: Blood Origin.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Witcher on Netflix? Do you plan to watch The Witcher: Blood Origin once it arrives?