Over at this weekend's WitcherCon, the convention that celebrates all things Witcher, not only were fans treated to the official premiere date announcement for season 2 of the hit Netflix series (along with a new teaser). Still, with months to go till then, Netflix also confirmed for fans today the premiere date for the previously announced anime film that will serve as a prequel to the live-action series.
Titled The Witcher, Nightmare of the Wolf, the anime (set for a premiere date of August 23rd) will explore the early years of Geralt’s mentor and father figure Vesemir as a Witcher. As a dangerous new power rises on the Continent, Vesemir will learn to get past his brash greed and accept being a Witcher is more than just about coin. Check out the official date announment trailer that shows off some of the animation hailing from Studio Mir (previously known for such shows as The Legend of Korra):
In addition, check out the official poster for the film: