The Witcher Anime is Hot on the Heels of the Live-Action Series
Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher anime rumours are 100% legit! The anime is a feature-length film, entitled “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.”
The film will expand on the lore of the series by ““exploring a powerful new threat facing the Continent.” What this threat is and how it fits into the timeline of the live-action series is unknown.
Witcher show runner Lauren Schmitd Hissrich is developing the film alongside producer Beau DeMayo. Studio Mirr, a Korean animation studio, is responsible for the animation. You might recognize the studio’s handiwork from The Legend of Korra and Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defenders.
The Witcher Netflix series has had one of the most successful debuts ever on Netflix, thanks in part to a change in Netflix’s metrics. The series debut on Dec. 20 of last year. The series was initially set to be a movie but, according to Publishers Weekly, creative executive Kelly Luegenbiehl thought it wouldn’t be enough.
“How can you take eight novels and just turn it into a film?”
Season 2 is set to premier in 2021. The anime movie is expected to drop this year, but there is no official date.