Witcher Spin-Off Show Casts Star Trek Discovery's Michelle Yeoh

Yeoh will appear in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher: Blood Origin.


Michelle Yeoh has joined that recast of The Witcher: Blood Origin. The Star Trek Discovery star will play a character named Scían in the spin-off from Netflix's fantasy show The Witcher.

Netflix has released a description of Yeoh's character. It reads, "Scían is 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 has played Philippa Georgiou in three seasons of Star Trek Discovery to date. She will next appear in the Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and is also known for movies such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Police Story 3: Super Cop.

Michelle Yeoh in Star Trek Discovery
Michelle Yeoh in Star Trek Discovery

The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel to the main show, set 1,200 years earlier. It will tell the story of the very first monster-hunting Witcher and the events that lead to the "conjunction of the spheres," where the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one.

The show doesn't have a release yet, but we know it will be a six-episode limited series. It will also star Laurence O'Fuarain (Game of Thrones) as a warrior named Fjall, while Declan de Barra (Iron Fist, The Originals) is the showrunner.

The Witcher Season 2 has now finished shooting and is in post-production ahead of a release on Netflix later this year. A new promo was released during Netflix's Geeked Week last month. In addition, the first ever WitcherCon is set to take place on July 9. The virtual event will give fans updates on both the Netflix shows and the video game series--check out the WitcherCon schedule here.

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