The Witcher, the famous series starring Henry Cavill, will get an anime-derived movie on Netflix and be produced by the same studio as Avatar: The Legend of Korra
The Witcher the great name of Netflix at the time. The series ended 2019 and starts 2020 collecting the fruits of its absolute success. So much so, that today the most popular series on the platform, surpassing the darling of public and critics Stranger Things. Netflix's excitement about the success of The Witcher is such that, in addition to a second season already confirmed, the series will also win an anime-derived movie for the streaming service.
In its official account, the streaming service revealed that the production will be called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf in literal translation) and be a co-production between the Netflix team (which has been taking risks and launching titles in the segment) and the Studio Mir, responsible for Avatar: The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Lauren S. Hissrich, series showrunner, and screenwriter Beau DeMayo, are just some of the names confirmed in the development of the anime. It has not been revealed whether the cast of the original Netflix production will also participate in its animated film or its premiere date.
The Witcher: success beyond the streaming service
Based on the series of books written by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher the title in the fantasy genre that sells today. A surprising feat, considering that it enters has competitors like Harry Potter or game of Thrones, to name a few. The latter even generated a series of comparisons between the two.
In addition to the similarities or differences, the success of The WitcherHowever, it has been shown that it is not a question of luck and does not stick to just one specific format. Apart from the series of books, his adaptation to games in a trilogy has also gained massive popularity.
The Witcher a fantasy peak centered on the famous monster hunter, Geralt de Rivia, played by Henry Cavill in series. It is located in a world called the Continent, a place where humans, elves, wizards, gnomes and monsters struggle to survive and prosper, and where good and evil are not easily identified.
Geralt is a lonely monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a world where people are often more evil than beasts. But when fate takes him to the powerful sorceress Yennefer de Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and the young princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to travel together across the growing and volatile Continent.
According to the streaming service, the original Netflix series The Witcher it has been assisted by more than 76 million users worldwide, since its launch, about a month ago. With that, she won the title of most watched series on the platform, surpassing names like Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.
However, to account for this popularity, the company changed its metrics. Before it was necessary for a user to watch at least 70% of an episode, now, it would be necessary to check at least 2 minutes of any episode of any title to be counted. Netflix justifies that the change is not unreasonable and shows itself aligned with the metrics of its competitors, such as YouTube and BBC iPlayer.
A second season has already been confirmed by Netflix. Series producer Lauren Hissrich said The Witcher would have material for seven seasons and could last for 20 years. The first season, with eight episodes, adapts the first two books, The Last Wish and The Sword of Destiny.