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'The Witcher' Reportedly Getting A Tie-In Movie Called 'Nightmare Of The Wolf'

'The Witcher' Reportedly Getting A Tie-In Movie Called 'Nightmare Of The Wolf'

Netflix's first season of The Witcher proved a massive hit around the world, and fans are already eagerly awaiting season two. The next season of Geralt's adventures across The Continent has started production and is expected to arrive in 2021 - but it sounds like we might have more Witchery content to look forward to before then.

As reported by Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence, rumours of an animated tie-in project released between seasons one and two of The Witcher have been floating around since before the first run of episodes even aired. Now, according to a new entry on the Writers Guild of America website, we have some idea of what this tie-in project entails.

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As you can see from the screenshot below, it appears the Netflix-developed tie-in will be a movie-length project called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The screenplay is being written by Beau DeMayo, who wrote the third episode of the first season of The Witcher, 'Betrayer Moon'.

Credit: WGA
Credit: WGA

'Betrayer Moon', you might remember, was the episode where Geralt takes on a contract to hunt down a Striga. I won't say any more than that if you haven't seen it. But it was, in my honest opinion, the best episode of the series by quite some way. Dark, funny, violent, and scary - it had it all, so I'm more than happy to see DeMayo take the reins on an animated movie.

Unfortunately, that's all we know about Nightmare of the Wolf right now. I'm assuming from the title that it'll feature The White Wolf himself, Geralt of Rivia. It could, potentially, dive into the Witcher's past a little more ahead of the second season, but that's pure speculation on my part.

Rendanian Intelligence also suggests that Cavill will be returning to voice Geralt for the film, but there's absolutely nothing to confirm that at this stage. It'd certainly make sense, though. I also don't see them using Doug Cockle, as much as I'd love them to. Cockle, of course, is the voice of Geralt in the CD Projekt RED games, and it'd be great to see him reprise his role for an animated feature.

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The Witcher features many scenes of bloody combat
The Witcher features many scenes of bloody combat

Unfortunately, if Nightmare of the Wolf is supposed to tie-in to the Netflix series, there's a fairly major problem. Cockle plays Geralt with an American accent while Cavill plays the role British. I don't think many of us would really have a problem with that, but I imagine Netflix would want some consistency, even if Cavill weren't to return to voice Geralt for the movie.

With the second season of The Witcher due in 2021, I'd expect we'll be seeing Nightmare of the Wolf before then. Very probably this year, even. Just keep that sweet, sweet Witcher content coming, Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/CD Projekt RED

Topics: The Witcher, Netflix

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.

 

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