‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’: Michelle Yeoh Cast As Scian In Netflix Prequel Series

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Michelle Yeoh is set to star as Scian opposite Laurence O’Fuarain in The Witcher: Blood Origin, Netflix’s prequel to its hit series based on the novels behind the popular videogame franchise.

Scian is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can comes 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.

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The six-part limited series, set in an elven world 1,200 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.

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Yeoh joins O’Fuarain, who stars as 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.

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

Known for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, Yeoh can most recently be seen in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, Joe Carnahan’s Boss Level and Paul Feig’s Last Christmas. She’ll next be seen starring in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings, James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, Everything Everywhere All at Once for A24 and Navot Papushado’s Gunpowder Milkshake for StudioCanal.

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