Jodie Turner-Smith has left Netflix’s live-action limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin after six episodes. She was set to play the protagonist, Éile, in the prequel to the hit series The Witcher on the streaming service.
Netflix spokesperson reported to Deadline,
Due to a change in the production schedule for The Witcher: Blood Origin limited series, unfortunately, Jodie Turner-Smith will no longer be able to continue on in the role of Éile
The production of The Witcher: Blood Origin was slightly delayed, which caused a problem for the British actress’ schedule as she had to work on other projects as well.
Blood Origin, set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, tells a tale that has been lost with time – the existence of the first Witcher prototype, and events leading to the fundamental ‘connection of the spheres,’ when a monster, human, and elf-like creatures have become one.
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Elite warrior Eile, who is now going to be reworked, has a deity voice blessing, who has left her clan to pursue her heart as a nomadic musician and is now standing as Queen’s guardian. In the quest for revenge and salvation, her great reckoning in the continent causes her to return to the sword.
The Witcher: Blood Origin’s showrunner and executive producer is Declan de Barra. In the Witcher Mothership Series, the managing director is Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the Netflix show’s Witcher book series, is a consultant in development. The Hivemind producers Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, and the Platige Films producers Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko.
Yang A24 is bringing Turner-Smith in front of Colin Farrell and Without Remorse with Michael B. Jordan on Amazon. Both films will be published in 2021. In a three-part mini-Series for the UK broadcaster, Channel 5, Turner Smith will also be starring in ‘Anne Boleyn’.