Michelle Yeoh Cast In ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’
Michelle Yeoh will star in The Witcher: Blood Origin, which will be the upcoming prequel series to hit fantasy action drama television series The Witcher. Declan De Barra will serve as the showrunner for the series. Other confirmed actors for the show include Jodie Turner-Smith and Laurence O’Fuarain. The Witcher is based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, which was then adapted into a massively popular video game. The Witcher: Blood Origin will take place 1,200 years before the events of the original series, meaning that actors from the main show like Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey and Anna Shaffer will likely not appear in it. In addition to the upcoming prequel series, an anime film set in the world of The Witcher is also said to be in development.
Yeoh is best known for appearing in the films Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2002, Memoirs Of A Geisha in 2005, Reign of Assassins in 2010, The Lady in 2011, Crazy Rich Asians in 2018 and Last Christmas in 2019. Yeoh will portray Scían, a warrior who is the last member of her nomadic friend of sword-elves. According to the character description, she is determined and extremely skilled: “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.”
While the exact release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin is unknown, the highly anticipated prequel series is expected to air in 2022 at the very earliest or possibly even later on the Netflix streaming service.