While news on Netflix’s The Witcher has been sparse of late, NSFW blog Recapped just disclosed an interesting and altogether very surprising rumour about a side-project that may be in the works.
Recapped wrote: “No news on season 2 of The Witcher. However, they were casting for an animated series set in the world of The Witcher and featuring some side characters a while back. The plan was to make this available on Netflix sometime between season 1 and 2. No idea whether or not this is still happening.”
While it’s just a rumour, there are a few things worth noting. First, Recapped has a flawless track record in all Witcher matters so far. They were the first to call Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Henry Cavill as Geralt.
Second, Netflix has published supplemental tie-in material between seasons before, such as the Hundred Eyes featurette for Marco Polo.
Third, the timing would make sense, as Netflix is doubling down on animation, with shows such as Love, Death & Robots, upcoming series such as classic cartoon remake Cuphead, new anime projects based on Norse and Greek mythology … and many more.
Lastly, the news also fits a piece of information we learned of recently. According to her CV on Spotlight, German actress Helena Klaus has been doing voice-over work for The Witcher. While we originally assumed her to be working on season one, it would now seem more likely that she is part of the animated series project. Her credits also mention Vanessa Baker, who is a casting director specializing in voice-over casting.
We can only guess the setting and characters of such a project and in what way it will be related to the main series. The Witcher universe certainly holds plenty of material this show could expand on. Here’s hoping that the coming months will shed more light on what Netflix has planned for this, if the rumour proves accurate.