Whereas there’s nonetheless no phrase on whether or not or not we’ll get one other annoyingly catchy track within the upcoming Witcher spinoff collection, it’s clear the present gained’t be missing in expertise. Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Star Trek Discovery, Loopy Wealthy Asians) has been forged within the upcoming Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origins, as a serious character named Scían. As of proper now, not a lot is thought about Scían, however primarily based on Netflix’s description of the elven warrior one factor appears fairly clear: she’s going to be a complete badass.
“Scían is the final of her nomadic tribe of sword-elves. Nobody can come near her artistry with the blade, and nobody carries as a lot loss inside their coronary heart. When an opportunity presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself right into a lethal quest that can change the end result of the Continent.”
Introduced final yr, The Witcher: Blood Origins takes place roughly 1200 years previous to the occasions of The Witcher and tells “a narrative misplaced to time” within the The Witcher universe: The Conjunction of the Spheres. The Conjunction of the Spheres refers back to the cataclysmic occasion by which the various universes present on the planet of The Witcher collided into each other, creating multidimensional rifts that allowed supernatural creatures and magic to enter the world. The occasion plunged the world right into a time of darkness and despair, pushing a number of in the direction of the brink of extinction whereas offering others with alternatives to relocate and seize energy. In keeping with Netflix, the six-episode collection will clarify how precisely this occasion occurred, in addition to how the primary witchers got here to be.
Yeoh might be becoming a member of Recreation of Thrones actor Laurence O’Fuarain in addition to Iron First and The Originals author Declan de Barra on the mission that’s scheduled to start capturing later this yr. Right here’s hoping we study much more about The Witcher: Blood Origins — and The Witcher Season 2 — throughout this weekend’s first-ever WitcherCon, held solely on-line on YouTube and Twitch July 9-10.