The Witcher: Blood Origin Adds Jodie Turner-Smith as Lead

Carla Harmon
January 27, 2021

Jodie Turner-Smith, who most recently starred in the excellent Queen and Slim has been cast in a lead role for Netflix's Witcher prequel series "The Witcher: Blood Origin".

Personally, I'm here for it. Jodie-Turner Smith is a fierce actress with a career to back it. This sets her on a path for vengeance and redemption. Sold as a six-part, live-action limited series, it's estimated to debut in 2022, after the anticipated premiere of season two of The Witcher sometime in 2021. The Witcher: Blood Origin will happen 1,200 years earlier than the occasions of The Witcher, and recount the creation of the "first prototype Witcher", per a synopsis, and the occasions that led to the Conjunction of the Spheres. The Netflix series stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chaltroa and Freya Allan, and is expected to return for a second season this year. Are you looking forward to seeing this The Witcher prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origins?


Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be executive producer on Blood Origin.

After the wild success of Henry Cavill's The Witcher, it was no surprise that Netflix ordered two spin-offs focusing on the magical and unsafe world filled with monsters and supernatural threats.


She is the first announced cast member for the upcoming series.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family.


"I am so excited to join these exciting filmmakers in bringing the story of one of history's most controversial queens to the screen", Turner-Smith told Variety in October. That's the world Geralt knows, but the past is rich with possibilities. A Witcher anime film is also in the works at Netflix. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a risky secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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