Toss a coin for your Georgiou. Photo by Paramount+
Michelle Yeoh's world, we are just living in it. Netflix confirmed that Star Trek: Discovery actress Michelle Yeoh has been cast as one of the leads in The Witcher: Blood Origin's limited prequel series. She will play an elf whose dangerous quest could change the Continent.
Netflix announced that Yeoh would play Scan in The Witcher: Blood Origin via an email press release. Yeoh will be joining Laurence OFuarian, the previously announced warrior Fjall. She is presumably Jodie Turner Smith's replacement. Turner-Smith had been originally set to play the role of ile but was forced to resign due to scheduling conflicts. The prequel series, consisting of six episodes, takes place 1,200 years prior to The Witcher. It tells the story about the first Witcher's events and how they led to the conjoining of the spheres. Yeohs will be playing the last sword-elf of her tribe. She embarks on a mission in order to retrieve a stolen weapon that is of great importance to her community. Here's the description.
Scan is her last nomadic tribe, a clan of sword-elves. Scan's skill with the sword is unmatched and she has suffered a great deal of heartbreak. She seizes the chance to recover a stolen sacred blade, which she had taken from her tribe by nefarious means. It will alter the fate of the Continent.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, executive producer of Blood Origin and Witcher showrunner, commented on casting via social media. We echo all of our sentiments.
This is just the latest of many fantastic roles for this equally amazing actress. Yeoh has been a key figure in sci-fi, fantasy and science-fiction sagas recently, including as Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery. This role was supposed to lead into a Section 31 spinoff. However, that show has been put on hold. She will also be appearing in Marvel's upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as a recurring part in James Camerons Avatar sequels (which are all still totally happening).
The Witcher: Blood Origin tells a new story in the world of The Witcher. Declan de Barra (The Witcher and Iron Fist author) is the executive producer and Andrzej Sapkowski, the novelist, serves as creative consultant. The prequel to The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is live-action and will be joined by The Witcher: Blood Origin, an anime prequel. It will also tell the story of Vesemir as well as the second season of the Henry Cavill-led series The Witcher. There are no release dates, but they may be announced at the upcoming WitcherCon on July 9.
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