Michelle Yeoh is becoming a member of the solid of The Witcher: Blood Origin, Netflix’s six-part spinoff of its live-action tv adaptation of the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The streaming service announced that the blockbuster film veteran will play “Scían,” bringing some star energy and motion abilities to her position because the final remaining member of a tribe of “sword-elves.”

According to Netflix, Scían is on a quest to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, which most likely results in her crossing paths with Blood Origin’s other announced cast member, Laurence O’Fuarian as Fjall. Blood Origin is targeted on the creation of the primary prototype Witcher (mutant monster hunters for these out of the loop) and the occasions that result in the “Conjunction of the Spheres,” a cosmic prevalence that introduced the world of elves colliding right into a bunch of different realms — creating the magic- and monster-ridden continent of the unique novels, CD Projekt Pink video video games, and Netflix sequence.

Yeoh’s most up-to-date tv venture was Star Trek: Discovery, and her lengthy profession in Hollywood has spanned all the pieces from Loopy Wealthy Asians to James Bond. However she may greatest be recognized for her intensive filmography in Hong Kong the place she notably did a lot of her personal stunts. The actress has battled loads of unhealthy guys, large machinery, and even a stop-motion skeleton. Her background in stellar on-screen battle scenes is what makes no matter blade-based enterprise Scían will get as much as most enjoyable. In the event you haven’t seen Wing Chun or Reign of Assassins, it’s usually a good suggestion to provide Michelle Yeoh a sword.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is probably going nonetheless a approach off, however Netflix has extra Witcher information to share this week: the streaming service is hosting a virtual WitcherCon alongside recreation developer CD Projekt Pink on July ninth.

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