The Witcher Animated Series Coming to Netflix

The Witcher has been heralded as a huge success and much of Netflix's metrics are proving there is a very huge audience that is hungry for more Witcher! While season 2 was already announced before season 1 was launched, Netflix has even more to offer fans of the Continent. Originally reported via Redanian Intelligence, Netflix has confirmed for The Witcher.tv that an animated companion show is in the works! Here's all the information on this incredible companion show, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf:

The world of The Witcher expands in this anime film that explores a powerful new threat facing the Continent.

The team working on it includes The Witcher producers, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Beau DeMayo, along with animation studio Studio Mir. Studio Mir is the renowned Korean animation studio known for best-in-class animation including The Legend of Korra and Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Note: This article has been updated on March 11th. 


The Series Gets an Official Description

Netflix has just released an official description: Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise. Vesemir, who was briefly mentioned in season 1 via Geralt's flashbacks, is one of the oldest living witchers. He has trained many children who survived the Trail of the Grasses, and is seen as a father figure to Geralt. 


Writer Discusses Why It's Animated

Writer Beau DeMayo, who was also involved in the live-action first season, spoke to Comicbook.com about the stylistic reason behind choosing an animated route. DeMayo is no stranger to animation—
his start in the entertainment industry began with Disney animation. So when showrunner Lauren Hissrich approached him with the concept, he understood the benefits of the medium vs. live action:

"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.


A Release Date Has Not Been Confirmed

In a GamesRadar+ article, it states that the companion story would be released later this year. TheWitcher.tv has reached out to Netflix, who has no comment at this time. For now, the release date remains unconfirmed.

Just thinking about The Legend of Korra animation style being applied to The Witcher is enough for us to toss our coin to Netflix for more original programming! Will you be watching the animated companion show? Let us know in the comments below and in the forum! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter for breaking news!

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