The Witcher Nightmare of the Wolf animated film release date confirmed

The Witcher Nightmare of the Wolf posterThe Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, the animated prequel to The Witcher series, will be premiering in August.

During the first ever WitcherCon event, The Witcher showrunner and Nightmare Of The Wolf executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich shared a first look at Vesemir, key art, and the film’s release date during the “Geralt of T-Rivia” panel. The event also released more details about the upcoming second season of the series including a teaser trailer, a poster, and some photos of the main cast members.

As previously reported,  The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, which will explore the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow Witcher Vesemir, voiced by Killing Eve‘s Kim Bodnia, who will also play the character in the live-action series. No other details on the rest of the voice cast or creative team have been revealed thus far.

The film will further expand the world of the series as well as introduce other fantastical elements. 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.

Another, live-action spin-off, The Witcher: Blood Origin, is currently being developed, starring the recently cast Michelle Yeoh and Laurence O’Fuarain and is set 1,200 years before the events of the main series and will explore the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

Here is the description of the film:

“Before Geralt, there was Vesemir — a cocky young witcher who delights in slaying monsters for coin. When a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir learns that some witchering jobs are about more than just money…”

The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf will stream on Netflix on August 23.

Check out the teaser and date announcement below: