The latest teaser trailer for Netflix’s animated Witcher prequel has been released, providing us with a better look at the film’s characters and allowing us to hear the voices of the film’s English-language voice actors for the first time.
According to the Netflix synopsis, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf focuses on the early life of Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, who is described as “a cocky young witcher who delights in slaying monsters for coin.” In a politically charged kingdom, Vesemir is forced to confront “a strange new monster” as well as “demons from his past,” according to the few details that have been revealed so far. To date, the Witcher has performed admirably.
Production on the film is being handled by the Korean animation studio Studio Mir, which has previously worked on a number of Netflix animations, including Dota: Dragon’s Blood and Voltron: Legendary Defender, in addition to television shows such as The Legend of Korra. The trailer includes a fun nod to The Witcher’s infamous bathtub meme, with Vesemir, instead of Geralt, enjoying a nice soak.
Theo James portrays Vesemir, Lara Pulver portrays Tetra, Graham McTavish portrays Deglan, and Mary McDonnell portrays Lady Zerbst in the animated series. Beau DeMayo wrote and produced the film, which was also co-produced by The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Kwang Il Han, of Studio Mir, directed the film, which was directed by Beau DeMayo.
Expect to see even more Witcher content from Netflix in future, with a live-action spinoff in the works and a second season of the main show, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, arriving on December 17th. It’s no surprise given that The Witcher was Netflix’s most popular first season ever when it debuted (though Bridgerton has since stolen that record). You tossed a coin to your witcher, and Netflix is happy to deliver.