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Jodie Turner-Smith tapped to lead ‘Witcher’ prequel, ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’


Tommaso Boddi/WireImageJodie Turner-Smith will get an opportunity to channel her inner warrior for her next big role.

Netflix has announced Tuner-Smith will play a warrior named Éile in a forthcoming Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

According to Variety, Éile is “blessed with the voice of a goddess,” but leaves her clan and role as the queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. During her journey, Éile is forced “to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption.”

Set 1,200 years before the events of the Henry Cavill-led fantasy drama, Variety reports that the six-episode limited series will center on the backstory of the elven civilization before its fall and the creation of the very first Witcher. It will also show the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one.

This is the latest for Turner-Smith who will next been seen in A24’s After Yang and Amazon’s Without Remorse.

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

By Candice Williams
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