Netflix has dropped the latest teaser trailer for its animated Witcher prequel, which gives us a better look at the film’s characters and allows us to hear its English – speaking voice actors for the first time.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf focuses on the early life of Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir, “a clumsy young witch who enjoys killing monsters for coin,” according to Netflix’s synopsis. Available plot details are thin, but the film implies that Vesemir confronts “a strange new monster” and “demons from his past” in a politically filled kingdom. (So far, so Witcher.)
The film is made by the Korean animation house Studio Mir, which has previously tackled a number of Netflix animations, including Dota: Dragon’s Blood and Voltron: Legendary defender, as well as shows like Legend of Korra. The trailer includes a fun nod to The Witcher‘s infamous bathtub meme, with Vesemir, instead of Geralt, enjoying a nice soak.
The cast has Theo James as Vesemir, Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan and Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst. The film is written and produced by Beau DeMayo and co-produced by The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich with Studio Mirs Kwang Il Han instruction.
Expect to see even more Witcher content from Netflix in the future, with a live-action spin-off on the way and another season of the main show starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, arriving on December 17th. That’s no surprise considering that The Witcher was Netflix’s most popular first season ever when it debuted (though Bridgerton has since stolen this record). You tossed a coin to your wizard, and Netflix gladly delivers.