Shang-Chi star Michelle Yeoh has joined The Witcher prequel series Blood Origin.
Netflix is rounding out the cast for its upcoming The Witcher prequel series titled Blood Origin. The series is set to detail the origins of the first-ever Witcher, as well as the ‘conjunction of the spheres’, an event that saw man and all other sentient beings coming together. The Witcher prequel is set approximately 1200 years before the Henry Cavill series. The cast for Blood Origin has slowly been filling up, with recent additions including Laurence O’Fuarain. Now, Michelle Yeoh, who can next be seen in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has been cast in the series as Scian.
Netflix officially revealed details regarding Michelle Yeoh’s character on Twitter. Her character is described as “an artist with the blade” who is on a quest that will forever change the Continent. The Shang-Chi actor will likely be appearing in a supporting role for the six-part live-action series. Details are still slim on the literal happenings of the plot, but it is known that the series will be led by Jodie Turner-Smith.
The Witcher: Blood Origin has cast Michelle Yeoh as Scían. The very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves, she is an artist with the blade, on a deadly quest that will change the fate of the Continent. pic.twitter.com/yKyvezUy46
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 6, 2021
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher season one is now available on Netflix. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding Laurence O’Fuarain, Jodie Turner-Smith, The Witcher: Blood Origin, Michelle Yeoh’s Shang-Chi, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!