Trying to emulate the success of Game of Thrones, Netflix is trying to make the most of The Witcher, the series based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski and which in turn had its adaptation in the world of video games. In addition to the anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Netflix announced a few months ago The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel series to the events narrated in the mother series.
Although it has already been confirmed that the prequel series of The Witcher will have two female protagonists, it has not yet been corroborated who would play those characters in fiction. At the moment it has already been confirmed who will be one of the two protagonists of The Witcher: Blood Origin.
As confirmed by Entertainment Weekly magazine, it will be actress Jodie Turner-Smith ( Nightflyers, Queen & Slim, Jett) who will play Éile, a character described as “an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, has left her clan and her position as the queen’s guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician. A great reckoning on the continent forces her to return to the path of the sword in her quest for revenge and redemption. ”
The plot of the series The Witcher: Blood Origin will be located in an elven world 1,200 years before the events seen in the first season of The Witcher and according to its synopsis “will tell a story lost in time: the creation of the first ‘prototype of Witcher ‘and the events that led to the fundamental’ conjunction of the spheres’, when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged to become one. “
This prequel series to The Witcher will consist of six episodes and will have the screenwriter of the mother series Declan de Barra as showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (current showrunner of the original series) as executive producer.