The Witcher: Blood Origin Casts Queen & Slim Star Jodie Turner-Smith as Series Lead

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We're still waiting for updates on The Witcher Season 2 but it looks like its spin-off Netflix series is already moving forward. The Witcher: Blood Origin has just found its lead star in Queen & Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Turner-Smith will be leading the cast of The Witcher: Blood Origin as Éile, "an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, has left her clan and position as Queen's guardian to follow her heart as a nomadic musician."

Although it sounds like Éile is looking for a peaceful path, she still ends up having to fight in order to survive. "A grand reckoning on the Continent forces her to return to the way of the blade in her quest for vengeance and redemption," the report states about the character.

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Despite the grand description, we don't really know much about Éile just yet. However, there is little doubt that she will be one of the major players in the upcoming Witcher spin-off series. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Although Blood Origin is clearly moving forward, things are still slow for The Witcher Season 2. The latest update on the Netflix series came from Henry Cavill, who confirmed that he had injured his hamstring during the set accident that put production on hold.

Cavill might still be recovering but The Witcher Season 2 is already expected to finish filming this year. The second season is then expected to premiere on Netflix by the end of 2021.

The Witcher: Blood Origin has not yet been given an official release date. However, there is a possibility it will air on Netflix by 2022.

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