Netflix Tosses More Coin to The Witcher Franchise with New Anime Film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

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Netflix Tosses More Coin to <i>The Witcher</i> Franchise with New Anime Film <I>The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf </i>

Netflix announced Wednesday that they will be tossing more coin at The Witcher franchise: There’s an anime film coming to the platform titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The film is set to be produced by Korean animation wunderkinds Studio Mir, best known for their work on Legend of Korra and Netflix’s original Voltron: Legendary Defender. The team working on the film includes The Witcher TV’s producers Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Beau DeMayo.

There’s currently no word on if Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra will reprise their roles in the Netflix film, or if their characters will even be featured. The film is most likely meant to fill the time between seasons of the show. In Tuesday’s quarterly investor letter, Netflix noted that The Witcher took the title of best result for a first-season original TV series that they had. Over 76 million viewers tuned in to the show, according to Netflix’s dicey new metric, which counts viewers taking in two or more minutes of a show as a watch.

There’s currently no word on when the anime film will premiere. The film’s plot seems to concern “a powerful new threat facing the Continent,” which could mean just about anything. In the meantime, you can listen to our recent episode of The Paste Podcast in which our TV editor Allison Keene and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson discuss the show below, and stream “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” which just hit DSPs today, here.

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