Jodie Turner-Smith has exited Netflix’s “Witcher” prequel sequence, “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” attributable to a scheduling battle.
Turner-Smith was set to play a warrior named Éile, one of many leads within the six-episode restricted sequence. Laurence O’Fuarain was additionally just lately solid in a lead function.
The sequence will happen 1,200 years earlier than the occasions of “The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill, and present the backstory of the elven civilization earlier than its fall. “Blood Origin” will inform a narrative misplaced to time — the creation of the very first Witcher and the occasions that result in the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, males and elves merged to change into one.
Turner-Smith will subsequent be seen in A24’s “After Yang,” Amazon’s “With out Regret” and as Anne Boleyn a Channel 5 miniseries.
Declan de Barra is govt producer and showrunner, with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich additionally serving as an govt producer. Andrzej Sapkowski will function inventive marketing consultant on the sequence. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Movies will all function govt producers.
Deadline was first to report information of the departure.
Extra to return.