This time, Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin might have found the right actress for Éile. According to the streaming service’s socials, Beauty and the Beast vet Sophia Brown will join the cast as the elite warrior. Brown’s credits include the role of Donna Clark in Giri/Haji and portraying Karen in The Capture. Jodie Turner-Smith should have portrayed Éile at first, but the British actress pulled out of the project due to a reported scheduling problem. 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.”
You can take a look at the actress here below.
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The six-episode miniseries comes from Declan de Barra, who is writing and executive producing the project. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner of Netflix’s The Witcher, will executive produce the prequel miniseries. The cast includes Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, a vengeful warrior who most likely becomes that first Witcher. Recently, Michelle Yeoh joined the series as a character called Scian.
Here’s the official synopsis for the six-episode miniseries from Netflix:
“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 streaming service has yet to announce an official release date.
How do you think Sophia Brown will fare as Éile? What do you expect from this miniseries? Let us know in the comments section below.
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