The Netflix prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin has cast Michelle Yeoh as Scian, the last member of a nomadic elven tribe. The prequel is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series which inspired both the hit Netflix show and video games.
According to Deadline, Scian will venture on a quest to retrieve a “sacred” sword that was stolen from her tribe. An artist with a blade and bearing abundant loads of loss in her heart, Scian’s journey will forever change the Continent.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is set 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivera roamed the Continent. Polygon reported that this series will “explore the events that led to the Conjunction of Spheres, the cataclysmic event that brought together dwarves, elves, monsters, vampires, and humans” to become one.
Laurence O’Fuarain is also cast in The Witcher: Blood Origin as Fjall, a warrior who joins with a group of allies hoping to redeem himself and administer vengeance. Fjall grieves for the person who died in battle trying to protect him and carries this unhealing “scar” with him wherever he goes.
Declan de Barra is both an executive producer and showrunner for The Witcher: Blood Origin, while Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Tomek Baginski, and Jarek Sawko will also executive produce, according to Deadline. Andrzej Sapkowski will be the show’s creative consultant.
Some of Yeoh’s notable films include Crazy Rich Asians, Star Trek: Discovery, and Last Christmas, among many others. A few of her upcoming films are Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings, Gunpowder Milkshake, and the Avatar sequels from James Cameron.