Michelle Yeoh is one busy woman! Besides signing on to appear in the “Avatar” sequels and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the Malaysian-born star will also be appearing in “The Witcher” prequel series.
Netflix has just confirmed that the 59-year-old icon is officially joining the Witcherverse and will be starring alongside Jacob Collins-Levy and Laurence O’Fuarain in “The Witcher: Blood Origin”.
As per Netflix, Michelle Yeoh taking on the role of Scían. Here’s her character description:
“Scían is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves in the series. 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.”
Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of “The Witcher”, the 6-part series 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.
Jodie Turner-Smith was originally going to play the lead role of Eile “The Lark” Lithe. Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, she had to drop out.