An Animated Witcher Movie is Coming Next Month, Obligatory Bathtub Scene Included

Netflix is doubling down on the books/games adaptation.

Following the success of the Henry Cavill-led Witcher show, Netflix is choosing to explore the series’ world further with an animated film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.

The movie won’t focus on the show/game protagonist Geralt, but is instead a prequel to his tale. Nightmare of the Wolf stars a younger version of our hero’s mentor Vesemir, long before the present time of the series. Check out the first trailer below:

Alongside the trailer, Netflix unveiled some of the voice cast behind the movie, some of whom have been part of some of the streaming service’s other animated adaptations like Castlevania and Dota: Dragon’s Blood. Here’s the cast, along with some character bios.

  • Theo James as Vesemir

Vesemir grew up as a servant on a nobleman’s estate, working long days for too little coin. He yearns to break free of his social standing and to explore the Continent to find his destiny.

  • Lara Pulver as Tetra
Tetra Gilcrest is a powerful sorceress who is descended from one of the Continent’s first mages, and believes magic connects all things of beauty. She and her followers work to keep peace on the Continent by ensuring that magic is not abused.
  • Graham McTavish as Deglan
Deglan was raised on the harsh, unforgiving Skellige Isles and is the hardened warrior-leader of the witchers. He is fiercely loyal to his “boys,” and committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.
  • Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst
Lady Zerbst is a Kaedwen noblewoman who inherited her husband’s seat on the king’s advisory council after his death. She has since risen to become one of the king’s most trusted advisors, and a fierce supporter of the witchers.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will premiere on Netflix on August 23. The second season of the live-action adaptation is also on the way, which will come to the service in December.

Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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