UPDATE: A new description for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has appeared on Netflix’s website, and reveals the film will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir “long before” he meets Geralt himself. It will follow his journey as a Witcher who’s been claimed by a mysterious character called Deglan through the series’ law of surprise. Mark Hamill previously expressed interest in playing the role of Vesemir, and fans have clung to the idea so much so that it may actually happen now that the role is for voice acting and Hamill is known for his work as The Joker. Despite this, there is no confirmation who will be playing the film’s main character.
#TheWitcher animated film ‘Nightmare of the Wolf’ will focus on Vesemir!
Official description ⚔️
‘Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise’ pic.twitter.com/0EnTnaOCau
— The Witcher – Netflix (@witchernetflxtv) January 30, 2020
(ORIGINAL STORY Jan 22, 2020:) After being dubbed as the most-watched first season in Netflix history, the streaming platform is expanding the visual world of The Witcher with an anime movie treatment.
Series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, writer Beau DeMayo and Korean animation company Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) will be producing The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a standalone anime film set to explore “a new threat facing the Continent.”
Further details including a release date, the possible return of live-action stars Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra, as well as the anime movie’s direct connection to the series, are still under wraps. Seeing as The Witcher‘s second season will not premiere until 2021, Nightmare of the Wolf could fill the lengthy, two-year gap between seasons.
Netflix’s recent Q4 report claims that 76 million households tuned in to The Witcher within the first four weeks of its release, but it’s worth noting that the streaming giant has changed its way of counting viewership. A household that streams at least two minutes of an episode will count as a view, with Netflix noting that two minutes is “long enough to indicate the choice was intentional.”
In related news, here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in February 2020.
The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 22, 2020
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) January 22, 2020