The Witcher: Blood Origin, the upcoming prequel series of The Wizard On Netflix, he has found another of his protagonists. Previously, it was announced that the new series would star Laurence O’Fuarain (game of Thrones, Vikings) in a lead role. Now, Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery, Crazy Rich Asians) just addressed the cast as well.
A prequel series set 1200 years before the events of The Wizard, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the story of the first sorcerer and the events that led to the fundamental “conjunction of the spheres”, when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one. A limited series, the live-action prequel will only consist of six episodes, two episodes shorter than the first season of The Wizard.
In the series, Michelle Yeoh will play the role of Scían. According to Variety, the character is “the last of his nomadic tribe of sword elves. No one can come close to his sword art, and no one carries so much loss in their heart. When the opportunity presents itself to retrieve a stolen holy sword, snatched from his tribe fallen by nefarious means, embarks on a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the continent. “
Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh’s co-star Laurence O’Fuarain will play Fjall. The character is described as someone who “was born into a clan of warriors who swore to protect a King, with a deep scar inside, the death of a loved one who fell in battle trying to save him. A scar that does not leave him. “settle down or make peace with yourself or the world around you. In his quest for redemption, Fjall will find himself fighting alongside the most unlikely of allies as he fights his way to vengeance across a troubled continent. “
After achieving fame in Hong Kong action movies, Michelle Yeoh | broke out internationally as a Bond girl in The tomorrow Never Die. He has also appeared in films such as Crouching tiger, Hidden dragon, Memories of a Geisha, Y Crazy Rich Asians. Most recently, he starred in the Christmas movie. Last Christmas in 2019 and has been appearing on the Paramount + series Star Trek: Discovery. She also has a role in this year’s Marvel movie. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings along with the next James Cameron Avatar aftermath.
Declan de Barra will act as showrunner for The Witcher: Blood Origin, also an executive producer alongside Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the original book series that spawned the franchise, is on board to serve as a creative consultant. Also executive producers are Jason Brown and Sean Daniel of Hivemind along with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Films.
An animated spin-off of The Wizard It is also in development at Netflix. Call The Witcher: Wolf’s Nightmare, the spin-off is another prequel that will focus on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir. The title is scheduled to be released sometime in 2021. Meanwhile, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is also expected to hit the platform towards the end of the year. This news comes to us from Variety.