Netflix’s live-action adaption of The Witcher premiered on December 20, 2020, and the world went crazy over it. But seven months later, a new trailer for the franchise has been published, but it’s not for the second live-action season.
In the Witcher universe, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be an anime film. Here’s all we know about the movie so far. As of right now, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is set to be released worldwide on August 23 2021.
A Netflix original, viewers shouldn’t expect the movie to be available on other streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, Crunchyroll or Funimation.
However, Netflix is also developing a live-action prequel series for Nightmare of the Wolf, which will air in 2022 or 2023. As Geralt’s mentor in the original series, Vesemir begins his life in this film (played by Kim Bodnia in season 2).
Vesemir escapes from a world of poverty with the help of the enigmatic Deglan, owing to the Law of Surprise. However, a witch named Tetra affects his life forever.
Geralt’s tutor Vesemir, a youthful witcher who escaped poverty to fight monsters for money, was introduced in this anime origin story – Official summary.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is developed by Studio Mir, a South Korean animation studio. The majority of The Legend of Korra’s episodes were produced by Studio Mir, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, all of which are available on Netflix.
Writer Beau DeMayo explained that anime is “not constrained by set hours, insurance policies, or having to worry about killing an actor.” The actors had difficulty carrying multiple swords at once in the live-action series because they were too heavy. There are no such constraints in anime.” — Beau DeMayo.