Michelle Yeoh Joins The Witcher: Blood Origin Cast

Netflix confirmed today that Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the role of Scían in upcoming series The Witcher: Blood Origin.

This Friday Netflix will host their Witchercon celebrating all things The Witcher, today they announce they have found their Scían!

 Netflix have announced Michelle Yeoh will star as our nomadic warrior, for the upcoming The Witcher spin-off.

For anyone who is new to The Witcher universe, Scían is 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..

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.

The former Bond girl is best known for her roles in John M. Chu’s romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians. Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 1 & 2, Rob Marshall’s Memoirs Of A Geisha, Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine. Michelle also starred in Luc Besson’s critically acclaimed film The Lady and voiced a role in the Dreamworks animated hit, Kung Fu Panda 2.

Michelle will next be seen starring in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, before then it’s Marvel’s Shang-Chi, the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once for A24, and Navot Papushado’s Gundpowder Milkshake for StudioCanal/Sky Cinema.

Blood Origin will be a six part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the hit Netflix series. Launch date has still to be announced.