Netflix has released the official trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf along with key art featuring a younger Vesemir.
The animated prequel film serves as origin story for Vesemir (Theo James), the mentor of The Witcher protagonist Geralt (Henry Cavill). A servant on a nobleman's estate, Vesemir longs to explore the Continent and find his destiny.
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Following an exciting teaser, the new trailer shows Vesemir facing his demons. Vesemir is sent to kill whatever deadly force is killing the people in the woods outside Ard Carraigh—along with a chaperone, Tetra (Lara Pulver), a sorceress descended from one of the Continent’s first mages who works to keep peace on the Continent by ensuring that magic is not abused.
The movie is directed by Kwang Il Han with a script written by Beau DeMayo. The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is on board as a producer. Han is part of Studio Mir, who worked on the series The Legend of Korra, and DeMayo has also written and produced on the original Witcher series.
In other Witcher-related news, another spin-off prequel is also in the works at Netflix – a live-action series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin, whose cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O'Fuarain, and Sophia Brown, with filming due to start in the UK this month. Season 2 of the regular live-actions series wrapped up filming earlier this year and will be arriving on the streamer later this year.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be released on Netflix on August 23, while Season 2 of The Witcher will premiere on December 17.
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