Before the second season of The Witcher, Netflix is set to release an animated film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. That's according to The Witcher-Intel site Redanian Intelligence, which is composed of rumors and a new WGA entry for a project with this name.
A film title titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf was released on January 10 on the WGA website. Beau DeMayo, an author of the Netflix show, wrote the screenplay for the third episode of the series.
That's the extent of the details, aside from the fact that it is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher books, but it gets more interesting considering that rumors about a witcher-animated project ̵
This listing is not a confirmation that such a project exists in any way. Redanian Intelligence also refers to the resume of voice actress Harriet Kershaw, whose Witcher project for 2020 is listed for Netflix and Blend Audio. Blend Audio adopts ADR (Additional Dialog Recording) for live action TV series, so this may only have been intended for work on the Witcher series itself. In both cases, Blend Audio does not currently list a Witcher project on its website.
IGN Poland spoke to executive producer and director Tomasz Bagiński in November and asked about an animated project. His translated answer did not preclude that. "I don't want to give away too much here, but who knows if we won't see The Witcher in such a style. But these are things I don't want to talk about too much."
Another limitation: the WGA database should not be seen as a fact. The site stated that "some of the data is reported by authors themselves and is not independently verified by WGAW. Database users accept the data as is, with no guarantee of its accuracy or implied accuracy." This is directly below the entry for Nightmare of the Wolf.
Could The Witcher expand?
Even though the title and choice of the author seem very specific, it is worth considering this as a rumor until we find out more. We contacted Netflix's UK PR agency for The Witcher and asked if these reports were true.
It makes sense that Netflix wants to keep The Witcher dynamic between seasons, and there is enough source material available to allow for many more stories about Geralt of Rivia. The big question, aside from whether this project actually exists, is whether Henry Cavill would return to voice the character in such a movie – or if we would get something else.
The Witcher will return in 2021 for its second season.