After being dubbed as the most-watched first season in Netflix history, the streaming platform is expanding the visual world of The Witcher with an anime movie treatment.
Series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, writer Beau DeMayo and Korean animation company Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) will be producing The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, a standalone anime film set to explore “a new threat facing the Continent.”
Further details including a release date, the possible return of live-action stars Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra, as well as the anime movie’s direct connection to the series, are still under wraps. Seeing as The Witcher‘s second season will not premiere until 2021, Nightmare of the Wolf could fill the lengthy, two-year gap between seasons.
Netflix’s recent Q4 report claims that 76 million households tuned in to The Witcher within the first four weeks of its release, but it’s worth noting that the streaming giant has changed its way of counting viewership. A household that streams at least two minutes of an episode will count as a view, with Netflix noting that two minutes is “long enough to indicate the choice was intentional.”