If you thought Netflix was going to leave its The Witcher fanbase devoid of content to enjoy before The Witcher Season 2 arrived, think again.
The streaming giant is gearing up to release The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — an anime-style prequel film centered on the origins of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir — on August 23.
Until recently, we only got a trailer announcing the release date to give us a glimpse of Netflix’s next Witcher production. That has now changed, however, after the streamer released a teaser trailer for its upcoming animated feature film.
Watch Vesemir’s origin story in the teaser trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, only on Netflix August 23rd. pic.twitter.com/GmRV1Gh58e21 July 2021
Posted on Netflix’s official social media channels, the new trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf gives us a better idea of what will happen in the film.
Looking at the minute-long video, Wolf’s Nightmare wouldn’t completely Serious film. There’s a lot of humor to go along with the action and potentially emotional story. Add to the cast that includes Theo James (Castlevania), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Graham McTavish (Outlander) and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) and Nightmare of the Wolf, it looks like it would be a worthwhile watch.
If the film’s visuals sound familiar, that’s because Nightmare of the Wolf is made by Studio Mir, the company behind other animated Netflix productions including DOTA: Dragons Blood.
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Analysis: Will The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf be a success?
Netflix’s next Witcher production is largely riding on.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner for Netflix’s TV adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, wants to build a Witcher universe for the streaming giant — and Nightmare of the Wolf is the first of those non-Geralt-centric projects. A live-action spin-off show, Blood Origin, will also come after The Witcher Season 2.
while witcher fans needed Tune in to watch Nightmare of the Wolf exclusively, with Season 2’s release five months away, as the film’s viewing figures will give Hissrich and Netflix a better idea if there’s an appetite for more Witcher spin-offs.
If Nightmare of the Wolf doesn’t turn out as they hoped, Netflix may decide that Blood Origins is the second and final spin-off it will agree to produce. This could mean fans have had to wait longer between seasons of The Witcher.
However, should Nightmare of the Wolf succeed, Netflix may choose to flag further Witcher projects, whether they are live-action or not. It would allow Hissrich to move forward with other potential spin-offs, and bring Sapkowski’s literary world to the small screen.
Our idea? The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf should be about enough of it to entertain both established fans and newcomers. This may convince some viewers to check out The Witcher Season 1, Sapkowski’s books or even the video game adaptation, and increase The Witcher’s already sizable fan base.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf lands on Netflix on Friday, August 23.
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