The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’, which will be released by Netflix, will center on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir and will be available for streaming on the platform. The next animated film is being produced in collaboration between the United States and South Korea.
In terms of quality, the project will be another excellent addition to Netflix’s growing library of animated films. A number of recent Netflix releases, including ‘Klaus,’ ‘I Lost My Body,’ and ‘The Willoughbys,’ have performed exceptionally well, and the producers of ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ are looking for a similar degree of success with their next release.
“In this anime origin narrative, the universe of The Witcher is expanded upon: There was a time before Geralt when there was Vesemir, his mentor and a swashbuckling young witcher who had fled his life of poverty to slay monsters for money. However, when a weird new monster begins terrorizing a politically tense kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a terrifying journey that pushes him to confront the demons of his past.
The mountain castle of Kaer Morhen is shown in its former splendour in the trailer, but a foreboding voiceover foreshadows the citadel’s demise in the future. A close-up of Vesemir reveals the gold eyes that distinguish Witchers who have endured the Trial of the Grasses from the rest of the group. We also learn that Witchers can oil their swords to make them more dangerous, which is a nice touch.
Theo James, who plays Vesemir in the film, will provide the voice for the character, while Lara Pulver will provide the voice for a character named Tetra.
Aside from his appearances in the ‘Divergent’ films, James has established himself as an actor in the industry. For James, this isn’t the first time he’ll be contributing his voice to an animated production. The actor has previously provided the voices of characters in projects such as ‘Castlevania’ and ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.’
The role of Irene Adler in the BBC’s Sherlock, in which she co-starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, earned Pulver international acclaim. Aside from becoming a television celebrity, she has also been in various theatre performances and received numerous awards for her work. Deglan and Lady Zerbst will be voiced by Graham McTavish and Mary McDonnell, respectively, in the film.
It will be available exclusively on Netflix on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 3 a.m. EST, and will be available for streaming in its entirety on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Those interested in using the app can get it via the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Netflix is also available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Facebook’s Portal platform, among other devices.