The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf And Geralt’s Origins
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The Nightmare Of The Wolf On Netflix Will Focus On Geralt’s Witcher Mentor

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BY June 18, 2021

Netflix revealed some details about their upcoming anime based in the world of The Witcher. The film is titled Nightmare of the Wolf and is slated to be a prequel to the live-action series. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich says that the film is about “what it takes to become a witcher.” Nightmare of the Wolf will focus on the character of Vesemir, a Witcher and mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf And Geralt’s Origins

Nightmare of the Wolf will also delve into the origin of magic in the world, as well as the relationships between sorceresses and Witchers. The film will also explore how the continent has changed over the years. The anime will also likely feature a younger Geralt of Rivia in training to be a Witcher. It will inform the second season of The Witcher as we see Geralt “learn the things that he’s going to teach Ciri.”

Witcher Vesemir Vesemir from The Witcher 3 Video Game
| Image via CD Projekt Red

Writer Beau DeMayo also says that he “wanted to focus on a story that was very personal to The Witcher world and that felt very human.” Interestingly, DeMayo also calls Nightmare of the Wolf: “a Gothic romance with a ton of action.” I don’t recall Vesemir ever having a romance in the lore of the Witcher novels or games. But anything can happen in a prequel, as the world of The Witcher continues to expand.

The role of Vesemir was cast for season 2 of The Witcher awhile back. Kim Bodnia of Killing Eve will appear in the upcoming season of The Witcher in this role. No word yet on if he will also be providing voice acting for this anime series featuring his character.

More Witcher Prequels Are On The Way From Netflix

Witcher Blood Origin Image via Netflix

This is not the only Witcher spin-off in the works either. There is another prequel series coming to Netflix in live-action as well. That title is Witcher: Blood Origin and it will delve even deeper into the history of the Witcher world.

Unfortunately there are no release dates set for Nightmare of the Wolf or Witcher: Blood Origin. But it seems like Nightmare of the Wolf will play into the upcoming second season of The Witcher. That makes it likely that it could be released around the same time as season 2. We’re still waiting on a release date for that too, but in the meantime you can check out the first teaser for the upcoming season of The Witcher that’s all about Ciri.

The Witcher Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

We’ll certainly be keeping you up to date on all the latest Witcher news as we learn more. Stay tuned to Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today for more.

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Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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