A new trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has premiered on YouTube, but what date will the anime movie release on Netflix?
On December 20th, 2020, Netflix launched the first season of their live action adaptation for The Witcher…and the world went mad for it.
Now, seven months later, a teaser trailer for another title in the franchise has been revealed, but it’s not for season 2.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is an upcoming anime movie set within the wider Witcher universe, but what do we know about the film so far?
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf – release date
- The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is currently scheduled for a worldwide release on August 23rd, 2021.
As the series is billed as a Netflix original title, fans shouldn’t expect the movie to become available on alternative streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, Crunchyroll or Funimation.
Not much information is known about the production of Nightmare of the Wolf; however, we do know that a live-action prequel series is also in the works from Netflix, expected to debut in 2022 or 2023.
Nightmare of the Wolf plot…
The film revolves around the early life of a Witcher called Vesemir, before he ends up being one of Geralt’s mentors in the original series (played by Kim Bodnia in season 2).
Vesemir escapes a world of poverty and, thanks to the Law of Surprise, is accompanied by the mysterious Deglan. However, his future changes forever after encountering a witch named Tetra.
“The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.” – Official synopsis, via Gizmodo.
A recognisable voice cast…
At the time of writing, only four voice cast members have been officially confirmed for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
- Theo James as Vesemir – Divergent’s Four
- Lara Pulver as Tetra – Sherlock’s Irene Adler
- Graham McTavish as Deglan – The Hobbit Trilogy’s Dwalin
- Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst – Dances With Wolves’ Stands with a Fist
Who animates Nightmare of the Wolf?
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is produced by Studio Mir, a South Korean animation studio.
Studio Mir was behind the majority of episodes in The Legend of Korra, as well as producing fellow Netflix titles, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
This article will be updated with more information as soon as it is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]