Toss a cel to your Witcher…Geralt of Rivia is getting animated. Netflix announced plans today to produce The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime-styled Witcher movie with a stand-alone story. The plot will be scribed by the showrunner of the Witcher TV series, Lauren S. Hissrich, along with staff writer Beau DeMayo, and animated by Studio Mir.
The existence of the movie was discovered by the fansite Redanian Intelligence, who sniffed out a listing on the Writers Guild of America website for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — dated October 1, 2019. Netflix finally confirmed the project themselves this morning on Twitter, with the typical Twitter response:
The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.
@NXOnNetflix — 10:03 AM Â· Jan 22, 2020
you guys better not add any wokeness to it.
OXfedBEEF — 10:07 AM – Jan 22, 2020
When will we see this movie? No one knows. They’re just getting started, and it takes a long time to put an animated movie together — at least two years. The irony is that the Witcher TV show itself takes quite a while to make…the second season isn’t due until sometime in 2021. They could very well premiere at the same time!
Netflix recently bragged that The Witcher was their most successful TV debut ever with 76 million households tuning in. Given the popularity of the show on social media and the prevalence of memes, we don’t doubt the series is a hit, but Netflix’s own numbers tend to be….embellished. They admitted in the same report (somewhere near the bottom) that they’re counting each view that lasted two minutes or longer, meaning the report is a filthy lie.