The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: Vesemir Faces Fear This August

On the final day of The Witcher and Netflix's "6 Days of Witchmas" last December, fans were treated to the news that the anime prequel film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf would be released sometime in 2021 and even shared a look at the project's logo. Now we get to flash ahead seven months to today's WitcherCon, with a whole lot more details on the anime film. First, viewers can expect the film to hit streaming screens worldwide beginning August 23. But the news came with nice extras in the forms of the official poster (which you can see below) as well as a date announcement teaser offering a preview of what fans can expect when the anime film premieres on August 23.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: Vesemir Faces Fear This August

So for a preview of the backstory that would help lead Vesemir down the path to becoming Geral's mentor, check out the following date announcement teaser:

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.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is written and produced by Beau 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.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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