The Witcher world is being expanded by Netflix with a new prequel, an anime film titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The animated film examines Geralt of Rivia’s mentor Vesemir’s beginnings, following the witcher as he wanders The Continent fighting monsters. Vesemir will appear alongside Henry Cavill’s Geralt in The Witcher 2’s second season, which begins on December 17, and the anime film serves as a prequel to the character. Newsweek has all the details about The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, including the release date, cast, trailer, narrative, and more.
Update on Release Date
The 82-The 82-minute film will be released on August 23rd, according to information revealed at WitcherCon 2021 on July 9th.
Netflix teased the animated film’s first look trailer on Twitter: “Every deal has a cost when you’re a monster hunter. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf launches exclusively on @netflix on August 23.”film will be released on August 23rd, according to information revealed at WitcherCon 2021 on July 9th.
Updates on Casting Members
Although Kim Bodnia is slated to play Vesemir in the live-action series, Theo James voices the character in the English version. Along with Vesemir, three additional characters will feature in the anime film: Tetra, Deglan, and Lady Zerbst.
Lara Pulver will play Tetra, Deglan will be played by Graham McTavish, and Lady Zerbst will be played by Mary McDonnell. McTavish is the only member of the voice cast who will also feature in the live-action series of The Witcher, since it was just confirmed that he will play Dijkstra. The film will also be available in Japanese dub, with Yuuya Uchida as Vesemir, Mie Sonozaki as Tetra, Masafumi Kimura as Deglan, and Yukari Nozawa as Lady Zerbst.
Updates on Storyline
The 82-minute film follows Vesemir as he flees poverty to combat monsters for money. During his travels throughout The Continent, Vesemir encounters a frightening beast that is ravaging a nearby country. In order to fight the monster, the witcher must embark on a harrowing trip in which he must confront his previous demons. “Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own path as a witcher when the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise,” according to the official narrative.
Beau de Mayo wrote The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner of The Witcher, also serves as an executive producer for the film. The film was directed by Kwang Il Han, who previously worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.