The streaming giant announced earlier this week that Yeoh will play the role of Scian. The very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves, Scian is on a deadly quest to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, which will change the fate of the Continent forever.
Yeoh joins previously announced cast member Laurence O’Fuarain, who will portray the character of Fjall, a warrior who finds himself fighting beside the most unlikely of allies as he carves a path of vengeance across the Continent in turmoil.
A six-part, live-action limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origin is set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher. It will tell the story of the creation of the prototype Witcher, aka mutant monster hunters, and the events that lead to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres.
For the uninitiated, the Conjunction of the Spheres is the cosmic occurrence that merged the world of elves with several other realms, creating the magic- and monster-ridden Continent featured in the original The Witcher original novels, CD Projekt Red video games, and Netflix series.
Yeoh’s most recent TV series role was Philippa Georgiou/Emperor Philippa Georgiou on Paramount+’s Star Trek: Discovery. On the movie front, the actress will be seen in a bunch of upcoming films, including Gunpowder Milkshake, Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, Avatar 2, and The School for Good and Evil, among many others.
The Witcher: Blood Origin doesn’t have a release date yet. But more details about the series are expected to be revealed this week, as Netflix is co-hosting a virtual WitcherCon with game developer CD Projekt Red on July 9th.