With this Monday seeing the premiere of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Netflix is offering viewers a little something to help get them into the spirit of things and how it all connects. Written by Beau DeMayo and directed by Kwang Il Han, the animated film takes place before Geralt's journey and introduces viewers to a young, cocky witcher by the name of Vesemir who delights in slaying monsters for coin. But when a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir learns that some witchering jobs are about more than just money. Releasing on August 23, the voice cast includes Theo James (Castlevania) as Vesemir, Lara Pulver (Sherlock) as Tetra, Graham McTavish (Outlander) as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) as Lady Zerbst- and while it may be a prequel, there's a lot more to know about it than just that it takes place before the Henry Cavill-starring series.
So get ready to take some notes because here's your crash course on how Netflix's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf fits into the overall "Witcher" universe:
In the following preview, Vesemir offers a whole lot of "tough love" as he makes it crystal clear that what waits for them out there is far, far worse than what their witcher training will entail:
Here's a look at the official trailer for the animated prequel (followed by an overview and a look back at the original teaser), with Netflix's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf set to be unleashed upon the streaming service on Monday, August 23:
The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.
Netflix's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is produced by DeMayo and co-produced by The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Studio Mir's Kwang Il Han who is also directing. Here are some preview images showcasing Tetra (Pulver), Lady Zerbst (McDonnell), and Deglan (McTavish):
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