Queen Michelle Yeoh stays working! The iconic actress has been cast in the role of Scían in upcoming series The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six part limited series which will serve a prequel to the hit Netflix The Witcher.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Yeoh will use her mad skills with a sword as Scían who is described as “the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent.”
Yeoh joins Laurence O’Fuarain in the cast, who will star in the role of Fjall: Born into a clan of warriors sworn to protect a King, Fjall carries a deep scar within, the death of a loved one who fell in battle trying to save him. A scar that won’t let him settle, or make peace with himself or the world around him. In his quest for redemption, Fjall will find himself fighting beside the most unlikely of allies as he carves a path of vengeance across a continent in turmoil..
Declan de Barra will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as Executive Producer. Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers.
Yeoh is a legend who deserves all the things. She was recently seen in Star Trek: Discovery and was the all-knowing matriarch in Jon M. Chu’s record-breaking rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. She can be seen in the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at Marvel Stuidos as well as A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once, Navot Papushado’s Gunpowder Milkshake and James Cameron’s forthcoming Avatar sequels.