Thanks to the release of Nightmare of the Wolf, The Witcher universe is expanding, but will there be a sequel to this animated movie? Adapted from Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels and short stories, The Witcher season 1 was a smash hit for Netflix, thanks in part to Henry Cavill’s stellar performance as the eponymous character. So when Netflix saw how many stories could be told in Sapkowski’s enormous fantasy universe, they jumped at the opportunity.
“The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” is the first of these, an anime film that doesn’t continue Geralt of Rivia’s plot at all but instead focuses on Vesemir’s mentorship. The showrunner and co-executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told Variety that there were several things she wanted to know about. Of course, there are many things to learn about being a Witcher, such as how Geralt became a Witcher, where his journey began, and Vesemir is the main character, although The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf tells Geralt’s origin tale in a way.
Despite Netflix’s efforts to expand The Witcher’s universe, there’s no indication that Nightmare of the Wolf will be more than a conclusion. In this episode, Vesemir becomes Kaer Morhen’s master and the most significant character among the Witchers. The storey of Kaer Morhen’s fall has been hinted at many times but never seen. Although his character arc and trip are practically over, he is likely to have many more experiences. Because of this, it’s quite doubtful that Netflix will commission for its sequel.
A key character among the Witchers, Vesemir, is the one who brought Ciri to the Witcher Keep to train under him in Sapkowski’s books. To be sure, The Witcher season 2 will follow the plot of Sapkowski’s novels with James Baxter as Geralt. But there is an exciting twist: Alexander Squires will play the young Geralt in flashback sequences. In other words, The Witcher season 2 and Nightmare of the Wolf may have a lot in common – although it will be fascinating to see if the portrayals of Vesemir and young Geralt are similar.
According to Netflix’s July 2020 announcement, a second Witcher spinoff will be set 1,200 years before Geralt of Although it’s not a live-action series like The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf or The Witcher: Blood Origin. When several worlds and dimensions merged and unleashed humanity and monsters on the continent, an amazing cosmic event called The Conjunction Of The Spheres occurred. Considering the Conjunction of the Spheres’ lasting effects, it will be exciting to see more of this essential lore from The Witcher in the coming months.