Following the incredible success of The Witcher, Netflix is doubling down on the franchise with an original animated film called Nightmare of the Wolf, which will tie in with the main series. According to the project’s listing on the Writers Guild of America West’s website, Beau DeMayo (who wrote The Witcher’s third episode, “Betrayer Moon”) will pen the screenplay.
Netflix has confirmed the project on Twitter, describing it as an “anime film” that will “take us back to a new threat facing the Continent.” The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will be involved, and Studio Mir (the South Korean studio behind Nickelodeon’s Legend of Korra) is set to handle animation duties.
The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 22, 2020
It isn’t clear whether Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Geralt, but that would be ideal, with Nightmare of the Wolf being a direct tie-in. The only voice actor confirmed so far is Harriet Kershaw, whose credits include ADR work in Game of Thrones.
Season 2 of The Witcher begins filming next month for a 2021 release, but there’s no telling when its animated counterpart may debut. End of the year, perhaps?