Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher Prequel Anime Movie

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Trailer Shifts Focus to Geralt’s Mentor Vesemir


The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has gotten its first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer for its English-language Witcher prequel spin-off anime film, directed by Kwang Il Han, written by Beau DeMayo, and animated by South Korea’s Studio MIR. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf follows Geralt’s (Henry Cavill) mentor Vesemir, voiced by Theo James (The Divergent Series) — an older model of Vesemir will likely be performed by Kim Bodnia (The Bridge) in The Witcher season 2 — and his exploits as a younger witcher, from being a bounty hunter to confronting his previous.

If you need greater than the one-minute The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf teaser trailer, Netflix has you lined with The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrisch breaking down the trailer in a separate three-minute video. She reveals that the anime prequel film will showcase Kaer Morhen — an previous maintain the place witchers of the Wolf had been skilled — at its peak, whereas it seems as a “shell of its former self” in The Witcher season 2. Hissrich can also be excited as a result of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf reveals Vesemir having enjoyable, whereas Geralt is all enterprise within the live-action collection.

The Witcher showrunner additionally offers followers a thriller to resolve, noting that the leshen — the green-eyed demon ghoul that you simply briefly spot in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf trailer — is kind of totally different from the leshen that The Witcher season 2 will introduce. “Maybe that’s a little mystery for fans of season 2,” Hissrich provides, “start to wonder why they are two different types of leshen monsters.”

Hissrisch is the producer on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. In addition to James as Vesemir, The Witcher anime film stars the voices of Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf from Netflix:

The world of The Witcher expands on this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling younger witcher who escaped a lifetime of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when an odd new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a daunting journey that forces him to confront the demons of his previous.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will launch August 23 on Netflix. The Witcher season 2 arrives December 17 on Netflix.


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