The Witcher is Getting an Anime Film From the Studio Behind Legend of Korra

The Witcher is Getting an Anime Film From the Studio Behind Legend of Korra

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will tide you over until Season 2.

If you really enjoyed The Witcher television show on Netflix, you'll be waiting for some time on the second season. Ahead of the series premiere, Variety reported that The Witcher was renewed already, but the next season wasn't coming until 2021. That's a long time to wait, but fantasy shows like The Witcher need more time for production, costuming, and scouting locations.

There's still hope though. Following some rumors circulating yesterday, Netflix has confirmed that there will be more The Witcher coming prior to the second season. There will be an animated film, written by The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo. The film will be animated by Studio Mir, the South Korean animation studio behind shows like The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Given the tweet is the entire announcement, we're lacking further details on the film. We have no clue if the live-action voice cast will return to reprise their roles, or where in The Witcher timeline the show will take place. We also don't know exactly when the animated film will premiere.

Yesterday, as part of its quarterly earnings report, Netflix touted The Witcher as one of the biggest television debuts on the service. 76 million households watched The Witcher, though under new metrics, Netflix considers a view as any account watching a show for at least 2 minutes.

Regardless, folks are watching The Witcher, and consuming the stories of Geralt in other mediums as well. Andrzej Sapkowski's The Last Wish, the first book of Geralt's stories, finally made the New York Times Best-Seller list and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt spiked a new record of 103,329 concurrent players earlier this month. (If you were one of those new or returning players, perhaps you should check out our helpful guides!) Toss a coin to your Witcher, indeed.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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