‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ actress Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the Netflix prequel series ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’.
Yeoh will star as Scían, 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.
A prequel to the hit Netflix series ‘The Witcher’, the six-part live-action limited series is set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher. It 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.
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’s upcoming roles include Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ as well as ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ and multiple ‘Avatar’ sequels.