Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell the story of the first Witcher.
Declan de Barra serves as executive producer and showrunner of The Witcher: Blood Origin. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, creator of The Witcher mothership series, executive produces. Andrzej Sapkowski, author of The Witcher book series the Netflix show is based on, serves as creative consultant. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films are all executive producers
Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Nightflyers) has been tapped as a lead in the six-part, live-action limited series and has been cast as Éile, 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.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is one of two offshoots from the hit Netflix series The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill. The streamer also has an animated spinoff film titled The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow Witcher Vesemir.
Next up, Turner-Smith can be seen in A24’s opposite Colin Farrell as well as Amazon’s Without Remorse, opposite Michael B. Jordan. Both films are set for release in 2021. Turner-Smith will also star as Anne Boleyn in a three-part mini-series for Channel 5.
Turner-Smith is repped by Untitled and UTA.