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Jodie Turner-Smith to Star in New ‘The Witcher’ Prequel Series

TELEVISIONNETFLIXJodie Turner-Smith to Star in New 'The Witcher' Prequel Series

The Witcher fans are getting the chance to immerse themselves even more in the fantasy world with the new Netflix prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin. Actress Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Nightflyers) is set to have a lead role.

The prequel series is set in an Elven world 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher and tells the story of the very first Witcher as well as the “conjunction of the spheres,” which is the event that merged the worlds of elves, men, and monsters into one.

According to Deadline, Turner-Smith will play Éile — “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.”

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Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner for The Witcher, will serve as an executive producer, and Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer of the original books, will be a creative consultant. Declan de Barra, who wrote episode 4 of The Witcher (“Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials”), will be helming The Witcher: Blood Origin as showrunner and an executive producer.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is one of two new spinoffs that take place in The Witcher universe. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — an animated film focusing on Vesemir, Geralt of Rivia’s mentor — will also be coming to Netflix.

Season one of The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix now.

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