Yeoh is recognized as one of the greatest and the most successful actresses from the East. The former Bond girl is best known for her roles in John M. Chu’s romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of Geisha.
Now Yeoh is set to play Scían in The Witcher: Blood Origin. Scían is said to be the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. 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.
Yeoh joins Laurence O’Fuarain in the cast, who will star in the role of 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 act as Executive Producer and Showrunner and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as 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 all serve as executive producers.
Blood Origin will be a six-part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the hit Netflix series The Witcher.
The Witcher: Blood Origin isn’t Netflix’s only upcoming Witcher series. The streaming service has also announced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime film, and season 2 of its main Witcher series. While The Witcher season 2 is likely to come out sometime in 2021, the other two series do not have release dates.
It is set in an elven world 1200 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.