Yes! Netflix’s high-rated television series The Witcher is coming to you in a 2D animated fantasy film. The Witcher: Nightmare of the wolf serves as a spin-off of the acclaimed tv series The Witcher and is set to premiere this year. The film has been directed by Kwang II Han, produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and distributed by Netflix. The animated feature will focus on the original Story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir. Still, it might include an essential bit of how Geralt of Rivera became the witcher. Last year, it was announced that the Tv series ‘The Witcher’ would get an animated prequel of the series.
More details about ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf’ have been announced during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival panel. The fantasy drama “The Witcher’ launched on Netflix in 2019, is based on the book series ‘The Witcher’ by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The series was a major hit worldwide, becoming one of the most-watched movies for Netflix when it was released. ‘The Witcher’ series creator, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, will co-executive produce and show run the upcoming animated spin-off.
The animation’s script will be written by the original series writer DeMayo, while the animation production will be handled by the Korean company Studio Mir. The storyline will look at the most critical fans left asking themselves after watching the original Tv series. What does it take to become a witcher, and how did Geralt become a witcher? Where did his journey start, and during his adventure, who was most important to him? It has been confirmed that Vasemir will appear in Season 2 of The Witcher, and Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia’ll play him. Although the plot details are scarce, it’s expected that the animated film might explore the siege of Kaer Morhen, an important event in witcher history that could add more depth to season 2 of the Tv series.
The battle or siege of Kaer Morhen, the ancestral castle where witchers underwent mutations and training, was an event that played out in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game. This was a pivotal battle in the video game that’s expected to be revealed in the anime. Assuming that the anime is released before season 2, the Wild Hunt and Kaer Morhen could be introduced, connecting with The Witcher’s original arc. Vesemir, one of the oldest witchers. The battle/siege is one of the most important and notable moments in the witcher history.
Therefore, if there’s a chance that Nightmare of the Wolf will lay the layer for the siege, there’s little revealed about what the anime has in store, but considering Vesemir will be a primary focus, the chances of the event being alluded to or included are high.