Netflix’s monster hit of 2019 (both literally and metaphorically), The Witcher will be getting a new animated spin-off movie. The American film will be titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf and is expected to come out next year. Netflix dropped the announcement on social media platforms (twitter being one of the main ones) along with a small video revealing the logo for the upcoming “Monster-flick”.

This upcoming film is expected to focus on Geralt of Rivia’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir who will be played by Kim Bodnia in season 2 of The Witcher. Studio Mir will be animating this feature (produced The Legend of Korra series) while Beau DeMayo will be writing this screenplay (he scripted the very first episode of The Witcher titled “Betrayer Moon”).

Here is Netflix’s now-deleted description on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf:
“Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.”

This movie is expected to drop before the release of the second season of The Witcher so that we can watch the second season of the brilliant series with a better understanding of Geralt’s mentor.

This spin-off, by the way, is the second Witcher spin-off that has been announced. There is expected to be a mini-series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin which is also supposed to come out after three or four years. The following is the description given for the series:

“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.”

This 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series is coming from the minds of the showrunners Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and it will be about the very first witcher. Jason Momoa has been rumored to take up the lead character’s role, but nothing has been confirmed on that front just yet.

The Witcher is currently available for streaming on Netflix. Check out Netflix’s twitter announcement of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf here


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