Completely out of nowhere, Netflix has announced an “anime film” (People just call anything they want anime now, don’t they?) of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. It comes from the showrunner of the totally awesome live-action series, Lauren S. Hissrich, and a writer from that show, Beau DeMayo. Studio Mir, the South Korean animation studio who developed The Legend of Korra and Voltron among others, is on board as well. That’s seemingly all we know about the project at the moment, no release date, casting details, or story details. A wolf is probably involved though.
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
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf could fill a gap in-between seasons of the live-action show, as fans of season 1 are already hungry to see a continuation. Indeed, an incredible 76 million people watched at least two minutes of the live-action Witcher series on Netflix since its release, which bodes extremely well for the future of this franchise on television.
One could argue a large part of the live-action series’s success just comes from the tremendous charm and charisma that Henry Cavill brings to the role of Geralt of Rivia, even successfully imitating (in a non-embarrassing way) the deep voice heard from the character in the video games. There is again no word on if he will reprise the role for this Studio Mir anime film adaptation, but I would argue he’s worth the money. Alternatively, they could give the role to the video game voice actor, because, ya know, he’s definitely worth the money too.
What do you think of the reveal of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf?