THE WITCHER NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF – Teaser Trailer and Release Date Revealed. During Netflix’s WitcherCon a teaser trailer was dropped for the upcoming animated film The Witcher Nightmare of […]
THE WITCHER NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF – Teaser Trailer and Release Date Revealed.
During Netflix’s WitcherCon a teaser trailer was dropped for the upcoming animated film The Witcher Nightmare of the Wolf.
This series tells a prequel story that is set “long before” the events of the first season of the live-action series, and the show will focus on the adventures of Geralt’s mentor and friend, Vesemir. The synopsis reads:
“Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.”
Lauren S. Hissrich, showrunner of the live-action series, is also helping develop the film, and Beau DeMayo, who wrote an episode of the live-action series, are developing the film. DeMayo talked about the series saying:
“I think from just… In terms of what the Witcher world is capable of, It is a massive canvas, and I actually started out my career working as an assistant and executive at Disney in animation, and it was there where I first got my job in the industry. So I was aware when Lauren came and asked me to write it, what we could do in animation that you cannot do in live-action. There is not necessarily always parity between those two mediums. There are things that you can animate in an animated form that will look so amazing, so badass, that if you did it in action, in live-action, it’s just going to look goofy or it’s just going to register as a little false to the human eye.
“Something with magic and monsters and adventure and romance that you couldn’t necessarily use a live-action medium to tell, and I think when people see the anime and when it releases, there are very particular choices we made. And the script itself, there are certain things it takes advantage of in terms of animation that only animation can do. I think that’s what’s the most exciting thing that I’m waiting for fans to see. Is that, when you see the anime, it’s not just the events, it’s what Studio Mir has been capable of pulling off. It’s what our partners in the anime division at Netflix have been able to pull off. It is something… it is a story we could not have told in live-action in any way, shape or form. At least not with an incredible burden on production, I will say that.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf premieres on Netflix on August 23, 2021.