‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ Anime Movie Is Coming to Netflix (UPDATE)

It will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir “long before” he meets Geralt himself.

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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.


(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.

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