Netflix Casts Jodie Turner-Smith as the Lead in The Witcher: Blood Origin

Netflix is relentlessly expanding the world of The Witcher. According to a report by EW,  British model and actress Jodie Turner-Smith will portray the lead role of Éile in the upcoming Witcher spin-off Blood Origin. According to the official description, Éile is “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.”

Turner-Smith’s credits include 2016’s The Neon Demon, a few episodes of True Blood, as well as  The Last Ship and  Nightflyers. Her character has no bookish counterpart, and that’s why many details about her are still under wrap. However, some previous reports indicated that she is from a Clan of Elves that uses knives as their primary weapon.

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The official synopsis for The Witcher: Blood Origin reads:

“In an elven world 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one — and the very first Witcher arises.”

The upcoming original limited series will involve Andrzej Sapkowski as a creative consultant on the show. It will consist of 6 episodes and Declan de Barra will serve as the showrunner. Netflix has yet to announce an official release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin.

How do you think Jodie Turner-Smith will fare as Éile? What are your thoughts on her character’s origin? Let us know in the comments section below.

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