The Witcher is officially getting an anime movie on Netflix

The movie is real, and it's coming from The Legend of Korra creators at Studio Mir. The timing of the film's release hasn't been disclosed, though. 

Ahead of The Witcher season 2, Netflix is releasing an animated movie called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. That's according to The Witcher intel site Redanian Intelligence, which pieces this together from rumors and a new WGA entry for a project of that name. 

A film title called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf was listed on the WGA site on January 10, with a writing credit for Beau DeMayo: a writer on the Netflix show who scripted the third episode on the series. 

That's the extent of the details, other than the fact it's based on The Witcher books by Andrzej Sapkowski, but it gets more interesting when you consider that rumors of a Witcher animated project – to tide fans over between seasons of the live-action show – have been circulating since September. 

Could The Witcher expand?

Even though the title and choice of writer seem like very specific details, it's only worth taking this as a rumor until we find out more. We've reached out to Netflix's UK PR agency for The Witcher and asked if there's any truth to these reports. 

It makes sense that Netflix would want to keep momentum on The Witcher going between seasons, and there's enough source material available to allow plenty more stories about Geralt of Rivia. The big question, other than whether this project actually exists, is if Henry Cavill would return to voice the character in such a movie – or if we'd get something a bit different. 

The Witcher will return for its second season in 2021. 

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