The Witcher: Blood Origin Casts Jodie Turner-Smith In Netflix Prequel To The Hit Series
There has only been one season of The Witcher on Netflix so far. But that hasn’t stopped the streaming network from announcing a number of side projects related to the fantasy series. There is an anime coming sometime this year called Nightmare of the Wolf. There is also a prequel series in the works Witcher: Blood Origin that has just cast its first star in Queen & Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith.
Blood Origin Will Cover A Pivotal Time In Witcher History
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Jodie Turner-Smith will play a character named Éile in Witcher: Blood Origin. She is “an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess. She 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.”
Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel set approximately 1,200 years before the events of the main series. During this time the lands of The Witcher were primarily ruled over by elves. Éile appears to be an original character for the show. I cannot recall any mention in Andrzej Sapkowski’s books about “the first prototype Witcher” that she will portray.
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The prequel series will lead up to the fateful event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres. This is when the multiverses aligned and “the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.” So this series promises to give us a glimpse of what Geralt’s world used to look like. Before men and monsters crossed over to create destruction and chaos.
Witcher: Blood Origin is set to be a live-action series that will span six episodes. It is unlikely to be released before the next season of The Witcher since casting and production are still in progress. So we are likely to see it sometime between seasons 2 and 3 of the popular fantasy show on Netflix.
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