With its already large fanbase thanks to the novels and, of course, the really popular video game series, “The Witcher” seemed like a chance for Netflix to have a new franchise when it was announced a few years ago. Sure enough, when Season 1 of the series debuted, “The Witcher” was an instant hit, with the streaming platform quickly getting started on Season 2 and spinoffs. And the first of those spinoffs, the animated ‘Nightmare of the Wolf,’ is ready to hit Netflix in August.
As seen in the new teaser, “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” is a spinoff film about another witcher (sorry, Henry Cavill fans) named Vesemir. And unlike the brooding Geralt, Vesemir is a young witcher that is all about collecting those coins in exchange for having some monster-hunting adventures.
‘Nightmare of the Wolf’ features a voice cast that includes Theo James, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish, and Mary McDonnell. As mentioned, this animated film is part of Netflix’s grand ‘Witcher’ plan that includes the main series, a new live-action prequel series ‘Blood Origin,’ and whatever else the streaming platform has planned for the franchise.
“The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” debuts on Netflix 0n August 23. You can watch the teaser below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.