Jodie Turner-Smith cast as the lead in 'The Witcher' prequel series

Brenda Watkins
January 27, 2021

The Witcher: Blood Origin has cast Jodie Turner-Smith in one of the lead roles in the six-episode prequel to the Henry Cavill series.

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. The character leaves her clan and her position as Queen's guardian to live as a nomadic musician. However a tragic event forces her to pick up her sword once again as she seeks vengeance.

The runaway success of The Witcher on Netflix has prompted the streaming giant to think big when it comes to expanding the series.

A date for The Witcher: Blood Origin has yet to be announced.

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Jodie Turner-Smith starred in Melina Matsoukas' hit "Queen & Slim" and starred in the "Nightflyers" TV series. Turner-Smith has became a sought after actress since her performance in Queen and Slim and we hope she is able to do just a good a job in The Witcher: Blood Origin, as she does there. But she's a huge up-and-comer, appearing soon in A24's After Yang with Colin Farrell and Amazon's recent acquisition Without Remorse, a Tom Clancy adaptation opposite Michael B. Jordan. Not only that, but she will be some much needed in The Witcher.

Declan de Barra is the showrunner on The Witcher: Blood Origin. And The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt will be she prequels executive producer.

The logline for Netflix's "The Witcher" series reads, "Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family". Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers as well.

Netflix is relentlessly expanding the world of The Witcher.

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