Netflix’s The Witcher with Henry Cavill has proved to be a major success with the streaming giant reporting that the series is on track to become their “biggest season 1 TV series ever” with the show snagging 76 million member households in the first four weeks.
And today, Netflix has announced a new anime called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
The live-action series’ showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich is attached along with writer Beau DeMayo. The legendary animation studio Studio Mir – best known for work on The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender – will animate the film.
The Witcher was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich based on the character created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Mike Ostrowski produces while Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Alik Sakharov serve as executive producers.
It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Cirilla / Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz.
While the series snagged a 93% audience approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes, the show only managed to gather a 59% rating from critics, who gave it a consensus which reads: “The world of The Witcher still only feels half-formed as it gallops onto screens, but Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.”
Netflix has already announced a second season back on November 13, 2019. Production on the second season is all set to begin in London in early 2020, for a planned release in 2021.