Fans of quality animation and fans of The Witcher series both are sure to be delighted this announcement. Netflix has Tweeted that acclaimed animation studio Studio Mir are hard at work on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Critics greeted the first season of Netflix’ The Witcher with mixed reviews, citing its confusing structure. Overall, however, it seems to have intrigued fans enough that Netflix is investing in an animated spin-off. Netflix’s “home of all things geek” account NX tweeted the following earlier today;
The rumors are true, a new Witcher story is in the works! The anime film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, will take us back to a new threat facing the Continent. Brought to you by the Witcher team @LHissrich and @BeauDeMayo, and Studio Mir the studio behind Legend of Korra.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 22, 2020
Excitement and Trepidation for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
Fans are greeting the announcement with equal praise and derision. Some Twitter users are showing excitement for Studio Mir’s involvement, citing the fluidity and fight choreography of Legend of Korra. Others are criticizing the decision, saying that the newness of The Witcher as a television franchise makes introducing a new medium this soon unwise. Reed Hastings, Netflix’s CEO, has called out The Witcher as being a “massive new franchise“, so clearly the media giant has its eyes set on milking Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series for all it is worth. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is following hot on the heels of The Witcher series, a live-action adaptation of the book series. The Witcher game series, which features three stellar titles, first brought the IP into the public eye.
We here at GamEir have been following Netflix’ adaptations of The Witcher for as long as they have been working on them. We’re on the edge of our seats awaiting what’s next from the streaming service turned production company.
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