Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin Series Has Its Leading Star

This past July, Netflix announced that its immensely popular The Witcher series would be getting its own prequel series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin. Set 1,200 years before the time of Geralt and friends, Blood Origin is pitched as exploring a time when “the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one – and the very first Witcher arises.” Now, the series officially has its leading star in the form of Jodie Turner-Smith, who has been cast as the warrior Éile.

Netflix took to its official Twitter to announce that Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The Last Ship, Nightflyers, Jett) has been cast as Éile, a “fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess.” According to Netflix’s official description of Blood Origin, “The limited series will tell the story of the first Witcher prototype and the Conjunction of the Spheres.”

The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six-part live-action series helmed by Declan de Barra alongside The Witcher series showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich. “As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” Declan de Barra said in his original press statement when the show was announced. “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? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall.”

Netflix’s The Witcher season 2 and its spin-off Blood Origin are currently in development.

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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