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 might 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 coated 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 hold 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 in the live-action collection.
The Witcher showrunner additionally provides followers a thriller to resolve, noting that the leshen — the green-eyed demon ghoul that you just briefly spot in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf trailer — is sort of completely different from the leshen that The Witcher season 2 will introduce. “Maybe that is a little bit thriller for followers of season 2,” Hissrich provides, “begin to marvel why they’re two several 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.