Okay, it’s official. I physically cannot keep up with all this Witcher news. Literally, just as I’d finished gushing about the fact that Witcher fans can now listen to ultimate Witcher jam, Toss A Coin To Your Witcher on one article, Netflix drops YET MORE Witcher bombshells, and I’m starting another.
Don’t get me wrong, as an entertainment journalist – and a raging Witcher fan/all-round geek – it’s a nice problem to have, but come on… we’re drowning in all this Witcher tea. I don’t think I can take anymore.
I’m kidding; of course I can. Especially if said news is that a f**king Witcher movie is on the way!
Netflix announced the news this evening on Twitter and fans are already losing it. Netflix tweeted:
“The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.”
Sadly no release date has been confirmed by the streaming service, as of yet, nor any further information than what’s in that tweet, but i’m already tossing all the coins at film.
But, if this flick is being made by the original Witcher team and the geniuses behind fantasy anime saga, Legend of Korra, then we have little to worry about. I’m happy to say that right now.
Studio Mir is highly experienced with animating epic fight scenes – both hand-to-hand and magic – having done it for Legend of Korra for years, so combining their talents with the world of The Witcher could result in something truly breathtaking.
Netflix recently announced that The Witcher – which dropped on Netflix on 20th December 2019 – was on track to become the platform’s “biggest season one TV series ever”.
In its shareholder letter for Q4 2019, Netflix revealed that in The Witcher’s first four weeks of availability, 76 million “member households chose to watch”.
Well, it’s already in production, we know that. In fact, from the looks of things, the show isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Netflix are raking in that sweet subscription money and we get to look at Henry Cavill in the bath. Everyone’s happy.
Actually, Mr Cavill recently posted the following on social media:
“Hello everybody, I’m back. I have been enjoying my Christmas break, perhaps a little too much at some points, but now it is back to work.
“Pre-production will be starting very shortly on Witcher season two. I see that you’ve all enjoyed Witcher season one, thank you very much for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be giving you updates on here as time goes on.”
Season 2 is expected to drop on Netflix at some point in 2021.
Images via Netflix
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow