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Netflix's Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf movie gets a trailer and release date

By Tim Augustin - on 10 Jul 2021, 7:43pm

Netflix's Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf movie gets a trailer and release date

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Witcher anime? Yes please.

Netflix took to WitcherCon to reveal a trailer and release date for its upcoming animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The movie serves as a prequel to the series and hits the streaming service on 23 August, 2021. That’s right - it’s just a month away!

Watch a trailer below:

This movie follows the adventures of Vesemir, an older Witcher from Kaer Morhen who mentored Geralt of Rivia. However, it looks like this movie will focus on a much younger Vesemir as he faces a strange new threat that might have ties to his past. Vesemir will appear in the live-action Witcher series and since the movie also seems to dive into the creation of Witchers at Kaer Morhen, this might set up quite a bit of Season 2’s story. 

Nightmare of the Wolf comes from the brilliant minds at Studio Mir - the South Korean animation studio behind recent shows like The Legend of Korra, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood and Voltron: Legendary Defender. With a track record like that, their involvement in a Witcher project is pretty exciting. Studio Mir is also working on the next season of Young Justice, which isn’t relevant here, but hype-inducing nonetheless. 

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is written by Beau de Mayo and directed by Han Kwang II. The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is also producing the movie. It hits Netflix on 23 August, 2021 - which should help with the long wait until Season 2 launches in December. 

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