Actress Jodie Turner-Smith does not want to play a role in the prequel to The Witcher . Deadline reports that its agenda no longer allows this after shifts in the schedule of the recordings.

” Unfortunately, due to a change in the production schedule for The Witcher: Blood Origin , Jodie Turner-Smith can no longer play the role of Éile,” said a Netflix spokesperson. Her role will be re-cast.

In January it was announced that Turner-Smith, who also appeared in the series The Last Ship and the movie Queen & Slim , would play the role of the elf Éile.

In the series, set 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher , that character sets out to pursue a musical career as a nomad, until she has to return home to put her sword in order.