Netflix's Witcher Prequel Series Brings On Actress Jodie Turner-Smith

She will play the role of an "elite warrior" who has a great singing voice.


Netflix's Witcher series is the streaming company's most popular original TV show ever, so it was no surprise when a spin-off prequel series was announced. This show is still some time off, but we've now learned about another actor who may join the cast for Blood Origin.

Deadline reports that Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship, Queen & Slim) is in talks to join Blood Origin, though a deal hasn't been made yet, it seems.

The site reported that Turner-Smith is signing on to play Eile, who is described as 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," her character description says.

Blood Origin is the second Witcher spin-off that Netflix is developing, following on from The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, which is an animated movie focusing on Vesemir.

Blood Origin takes place more than 1,000 years before Geralt came on the scene, following the story of "the very first Witcher." For more on Blood Origin, check out GameSpot's roundup of everything we know about the show.

As for the main Witcher show, the second season is currently filming, but a premiere date has not been announced. Series star Henry Cavill is currently rehabbing from an injury, but filming is moving ahead with other scenes as he recovers.

With 76 million member households watching The Witcher season 1 over its first four weeks, The Witcher is Netflix's most popular TV show ever for its first season.

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