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Michelle Yeoh Joins The Witcher: Blood Origin

Ahead of this Friday’s WitcherCon, Netflix confirmed today that Michelle Yeoh has been cast in the role of Scían in upcoming series The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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.

Michelle Yeoh Joins The Witcher: Blood Origin
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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.

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.

Michelle Yeoh joins a cast that includes Laurence O’Fuarain, 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.

Blood Origin will be a six part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the hit Netflix series The Witcher.

Declan de Barra will serve as executive producer and showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve 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.

Michelle Yeoh is recognized as one of the greatest and the most successful actresses from the East. She can most recently be seen in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level, and Paul Feig’s Last Christmas.

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, Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, Roger Spottiswoode’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine. Yeoh also starred in Luc Besson’s critically-acclaimed film The Lady and voiced a role in the DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2.

Michelle Yeoh will next be seen starring in James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, and StudioCanal’s Gunpowder Milkshake.

Netflix and CD Projekt Red’s WitcherCon is the first ever multi-format event dedicated to The Witcher universe.

The full lineup includes a number of interactive panels, each of which also holds a host of exclusive surprises from The Witcher live-action series and forthcoming anime feature.

Michelle Yeoh announced ahead of WitcherCon

The event, hosted by Julia Hardy, will be studded with special short-form content, giving never-before-seen insights to the production and creative processes behind the Witcher universe.

Available on both Twitch and YouTube, WitcherCon will first air on July 9th at 7:00 PM CEST. Fans will be able to watch WitcherCon across two separate streams, with each one containing exclusive content. The second stream, which also airs on Twitch and YouTube, will begin at 03:00 AM CEST on July 10th.

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