The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf teaser trailer release date Netflix Vesemir anime movie

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Trailer Shows Young Vesemir in Action

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The anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf has received a teaser trailer and a release date at Netflix. A younger, substantially more in-shape Vesemir steals the spotlight in this prequel story with lots of action, gore, and monsters, and it will arrive on Netflix on August 23, 2021. Check out the “swashbuckling young witcher” in the trailer.

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Vesemir is mentor and friend to the franchise’s more well-known witcher, Geralt. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will explore Vesemir’s past before his adventures with Geralt, as the teaser trailer shows. The animated show’s voice cast includes Theo James as Vesemir, Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst. Netflix provided a brief synopsis for Nightmare of the Wolf in addition to the teaser trailer:

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. But 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.

Meanwhile, Netflix has been building up anticipation for The Witcher season 2, starting with this year’s inaugural WitcherCon event. Earlier this month, we received the season 2 trailer and a release date of December 17, 2021. The Witcher: Blood Origin, an origin story mini-series set 1,200 years before The Witcher, is also coming to Netflix sometime in the future. Jodie Turner-Smith was to star in that series but recently departed due to scheduling conflicts. Stay tuned for more information about how the streamer will continue to grow The Witcher as a franchise.


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