Deadline is reporting that Nightflyers and Without Remorse actress Jodie Turner-Smith has been tapped for a lead role in The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin from streaming giant Netflix.
Declan de Barra is the show’s executive producer and showrunner.
Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Turner-Smith will play 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.
Jodie will be seen next in the Tom Clancy feature film adaptation Without Remorse opposite Michael B. Jordan, the film will focus on the journey of Jack Ryan cohort/Navy SEAL John Clark (Jordan) to become a field agent for the C.I.A. and the movie recently moved from Paramount Pictures to Amazon Prime Video to become a streaming release.
Netflix is currently shooting the second season of The Witcher and last year secured the film/television rights to Robert E. Howard’s Conan The Barbarian franchise allowing them to explore another adult-oriented sword and sorcery world.