Following the massive success of Netflix’s The Witcher, the production company has announced the franchise would be expanding with the creation of an animated movie called ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
While no release date has yet been confirmed as of this writing, the creators have teased the fans by claiming that the “story is in the works” and that “a new threat facing the Continent” will be introduced.
“The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra,” the company wrote on Twitter.
The decision to make the film followed shortly after the news of The Witcher series’ success spread and Netflix announced the series was viewed in more than 76 million households.
With the production of the animated film in the process, Netflix has also confirmed that they are already getting ready for the shooting of The Witcher season 2 which is expected to air in 2021.
“What I would say is that season 1 is very much about building blocks. It’s about constructing the world, and setting up these characters, and putting them on paths, and knocking those dominoes over,” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in an interview with Digital Spy.
“When you get to season 2, all of those things start to come to play, which is that characters start meeting each other – sometimes getting along, sometimes not.
“All those things that we set up – Geralt and Yennefer; Geralt and Ciri; Yennefer and Ciri; all of the different kingdoms that you just barely hear about in season one, start rising to the surface in season 2.
“So the storytelling is a little more intense in a way, and maybe a little more focused and driven in the journeys that we’re telling in season 2.”
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