Check out The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf in a new teaser trailer, as well as the global voice cast and first look images of the main characters. The anime film will premiere worldwide on 23 August 2021. Not sure what The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is about? Here’s a one-liner to give you a hint, then keep going to find out the rest:
Before Geralt, there was Vesemir.
The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir — a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin and glory. But when a strange new monster begins terrorising a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.
Vesemir grew up as a servant on a nobleman’s estate, working long days for too little coin. He yearns to break free of his social standing and to explore the Continent to find his destiny.
Tetra Gilcrest is a powerful sorceress who is descended from one of the Continent’s first mages, Tetra believes magic connects all things of beauty. She and her followers work to keep peace on the Continent by ensuring that magic is not abused.
Kaedwen noblewoman who inherited her husband’s seat on the king’s advisory council after he passed at an early age. She has since risen to become one of the king’s most trusted advisors, and a fierce supporter of the witchers.
Deglan was raised on the harsh, unforgiving Skellige Isles and is the hardened warrior-leader of the witchers. He is fiercely loyal to his “boys”, and committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.
- Vesemir: Theo James
- Tetra: Lara Pulver
- Deglan: Graham McTavish
- Lady Zerbst: Mary McDonnell
- Vesemir: Yuuya Uchida
- Tetra: Mie Sonozaki
- Deglan: Masafumi Kimura
- Lady Zerbst: Yukari Nozawa
Watch the teaser trailer here:
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is written and produced by Beau DeMayo, and co-produced by The Witcher Showrunner and Executive Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Studio Mir’s Kwang Il Han, who is also directing.
What They Say
DeMayo: As a fan myself I think something that people will be excited about but also surprised by is just how versatile The Witcher is as a story. In the anime form it will give fans that are very familiar with the series a totally unique experience that I hope makes them feel like they’re coming to The Witcher for the first time again.
Han: When I read the original novel, I was amazed by the detailed descriptions of the backgrounds and the world. I could almost picture the scenery vividly in my head, especially the road to Kaer Morhen. I am very excited to show you how we translated the rich descriptions of the novel into the animation world.
Schmidt Hissrich: Beau DeMayo wrote Nightmare of the Wolf and we talked for a long time about how best to couch the anime within our existing world. It was important to us that it not be something that our live action audience has to watch to understand. It feels like anime is a very specific audience and we think that people will watch it who’ve never seen The Witcher and hopefully it will get some new audience as well.