The Witcher season 2 is gearing up for a premiere soon, but it’s back to the drawing board for its spin-off series as Deadline reports that Jodie Turner-Smith has left The Witcher: Blood Origin, the upcoming prequel to the hit Netflix series.
In a statement to Deadline, a Netflix spokesperson says the exit is accompanied by scheduling issues. “Due to a change in the production schedule for The Witcher: Blood Origin limited series, unfortunately Jodie Turner-Smith can no longer continue in the role of Éile. “
Deadline notes that production was pushed back somewhat, “creating a scheduling conflict for the in-demand British actress.”
Tuner-Smith would play Eile, an elf blessed with the voice of a goddess. After leaving her clan to embark on a journey as a nomadic musician, a tragic event brings Eile back to her warrior ways in search of revenge and redemption. There is no word on who will be playing Eile’s role at the time of reporting.
This upcoming six-episode Netflix series is set 1,200 years before the events of their current series, the Henry Cavill starring The Witcher The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell “a story lost through time – the creation of the very first Witcher and the events that led to the crucial ‘conjunction of the spheres’, when the worlds of monsters, humans, and elves merged; to become one. “
The Witcher: Blood Origin is showrun and executive produced by Declan de Barra with The Witcher’s Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is also an executive producer. Andrzej Sapkowski, who wrote the series Witcher novels on which the shows and video games are based will also serve as advisers Blood origin