Jodie Turner-Smith caught the attention of audiences and filmmakers alike with her breakout role in Queen & Slim so it’s little surprise that Netflix came to call when they were preparing their new series The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel to their popular adaptation of The Witcher.
Set 1200 years before the events of the first series, the new show will tell the story of the creation of the first Witcher and the events that led to the “Conjunction of the Spheres” which saw the worlds of monsters, Elves, and men collide. Turner-Smith will play Éile, an elite warrior whose incredible voice led her to leave her position as Queen’s Guard to take on the life of a traveling musician.
Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the books on which the series is based will serve as a creative consultant on the project. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner on The Witcher, will serve as an executive producer on the new series alongside Declan de Barra who will also serve as the series showrunner.
This is the second planned spinoff from the core series. Netflix has also announced an animated film titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf which will focus on Geralt of Rivia’s mentor, Witcher Vesemir.
Season two of The Witcher is underway despite production delays due to Covid-19 and an injury suffered by star Henry Cavill on-set toward the end of 2020.
iHorror will keep you posted on all the details surrounding The Witcher: Blood Origin as they become available!