The Witcher universe is expanding rapidly with multiple projects in the franchise being greenlit. Apart from the Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan starring main series that is filming its third season right now, we have the live-action prequel Blood Origin featuring Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, and Laurence O’Fuarain releasing later in 2022.
Last month, we also learned of a possible prequel series with fan-favorite characters Lambert, Coen, and Eskel, and another anime movie being developed by Studio Mir. Following the success of the franchise’s first anime movie, The Nightmare of the Wolf, Netflix had greenlit another project with Studio Mir. We have now heard that according to The Cosmic Circus, the new anime movie may be reportedly titled The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep.
We do not have more information about the project currently except that it is in development with Studio Mir since March 2022. But the title suggests it may well be another adventure involving the Witchers. It may be the Eskel, Lambert, Coen prequel we heard about or it could be another spin-off altogether, but going by the previous Studio Mir project in The Witcher franchise, it will certainly not shy away from blood, gore, and horror.
Sirens are creatures from Greek mythology and aren’t new to the Witcher universe, being featured heavily in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, much to boat travelers and completionists’ peril. Sirens and lamias lure men near – using their own bodies as decoys.
According to mythology, they can transform to resemble beautiful human maidens, though with tails covered in silver scales instead of legs. Perhaps Sirens of the Deep could be about Geralt’s endless Skellige boat adventures?
But in seriousness, if the report is accurate, the title could reveal that the setting for the new anime is somewhere along the Continent’s shores of as mentioned, possibly Skellige and obviously could feature sirens. Perhaps it could even incorporate elements from Andrzej Sapkowski’s the fan-favorite short story A Little Sacrifice? We’ll have to wait and see what is accurate and what isn’t.
We expect to get more information on this project as well as an official announcement by Netflix in the coming months. Meanwhile, Season 3 of The Witcher is in production in England, and the live-action prequel Blood Origin is in post-production and rumored to release in October 2022. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.