Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for its new Witcher anime, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Instead of focusing on the iconic character of Geralt of Rivia, the movie will instead serve as an origin story for his mentor, Vesemir. Fans are already wondering if the story will elaborate on a love interest introduced during a side mission in the third game. It will feature actors Theo James and Lara Pulver (both of whom starred in Underworld: Blood Wars), along with Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Castlevania, Outlander) and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, The Closer, Rebel). The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf begins streaming on Netflix on August 23.
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.