Netflix prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin casts Michelle Yeoh.

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh is the latest actor to be cast for Netflix’s upcoming Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Yeoh is taking on the role of Scían, described as “the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves,” who is “an artist with the blade, on a deadly quest that will change the fate of the continent.” She joins Laurence O’Fuarain who’s playing a warrior named Fjall. Jodie Turner-Smith was originally cast as Blood Origin’s lead character but dropped out of the series due to schedule conflicts.

The Witcher: Blood Origin was announced last year, and is set to be a six-part show that takes place 1,200 years before the Henry Cavill series. This is before the Conjunction of the Spheres, the event which mashed all the monsters, men, and other creatures into one dimension. The series will follow the events leading up to the Conjunction, as well as the creation of the very first Witcher.

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