The Witcher boss Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has teased the franchise’s next movie spin-off, suggesting it will be “more of a standalone project”.
Back in September, Netflix announced that a second anime film would be coming following the recent Nightmare of the Wolf, though further details have been few and far between. There’s a good reason for that – they’ve barely started.
However, Hissrich has opened up on what we can expect, revealing that the feature “is going to be way, way, way in the future,” even if they currently have “no idea what it will be, ’cause we’re just now getting started on it”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly she added: “I hope that the anime is a little bit more of a standalone project that will bring new eyes onto the franchise but also really be able to stand out there on its own.”
Hissrich further revealed that the new anime’s writers have been with the Netflix franchise since the beginning, teasing: “Everyone is getting to work on the pieces of the project that they’re passionate about.
“That has been really, really fun to see, allowing people to own parts of The Witcher themselves in the same way that I am.”
Nightmare of the Wolf was released back in August and acted as a prequel telling the tale of Geralt of Rivia’s mentor Vesemir – who will be introduced in the main show’s second season, played by Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia.
As well as a third season of The Witcher, Netflix recently confirmed a family-friendly spin-off series, which Hissrich has defended amid questions about its appropriateness.
The Witcher season 1 is now streaming worldwide on Netflix. Season 2 will premiere on December 17, 2021.