Netflix has released a The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf teaser trailer and announced an August 23, 2021 release date for the anime film. The Witcher TV series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich co-produced it, and it was written and produced by Beau DeMayo. Studio Mir’s Kwang Il Han was the director. Nightmare of the Wolf is a prequel to the TV series that is about a young Vesemir prior to becoming Geralt’s mentor, and Vesemir is a “swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin.” However, when a “strange new monster” threatens a kingdom, it sets Vesemir on an adventure that has him running into “demons of his past.” The teaser trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has a pretty breezy tone overall though.
Earlier this month, Netflix released the teaser trailer for The Witcher season 2, which focused on the growing relationship between Geralt and Ciri. That much anticipated show will return in December, so The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will make a nice appetizer with its August release date.
Netflix has been busy pumping out or announcing video game adaptations like crazy lately, such as Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness releasing earlier this month and Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild arriving next month.