The day has finally come for Netflix to finally make the official announcement for its new anime called The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep, an adaptation of “A Little Sacrifice” developed by Studio Mir who are also behind The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. During Netflix’s Geeked Week event, we saw the teaser trailer and a whole bunch of info, including who is voicing Geralt of Rivia.
Doug Cockle returns as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep
Acclaimed and beloved by the fandom actor Doug Cockle will once again lend his voice to the iconic monster slayer, reprising his role from CD Projekt RED’s games. He very recently made a brief return in a new quest as part of The Witcher 3’s next-gen upgrade, but voicing Geralt for Netflix is a first.
Cockle stated in a press release about his casting in Sirens of the Deep: “I am super excited to announce my return to the world of the Witcher voicing Geralt of Rivia once again, but this time in the upcoming animated feature The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep.
It’s been an honour to work with Studio Mir and Netflix on this new animated film and I’m thrilled to be able to share this next chapter of the White Wolf’s journey with fans of the Witcher universe. Mire taedh aen stráede!“
There is yet to be word if Doug Cockle will return as Geralt in The Witcher 1 remake developed by gamedev studio Fool’s Theory under the supervision of CDPR, but until then, we have Sirens of the Deep.
Yennefer and Jaskier are in Sirens of the Deep as well
That’s right, Anya Chalotra and Joey Batey are officially reprising their roles as Yennefer and Jaskier in The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep. While Jaskier was known, Yennefer is the surprise we mentioned earlier.
Netflix also has officially confirmed Christina Wren as Essi Daven, but we knew that already.
Here’s the official logline for Sirens of the Deep from Netflix:
“Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster hunter, is hired to investigate a series of attacks in a seaside village and finds himself drawn into a centuries-old conflict between humans and merpeople. He must count on friends — old and new — to solve the mystery before the hostilities between the two kingdoms escalate into all-out war.“
The story will take place between episodes 5 and 6 of The Witcher Season 1.
Release window for The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep
Here’s the frustrating part of the announcement: the new anime isn’t coming to our screens until Late 2024. It is a whole year away from now.
When we first reported a few weeks ago that Netflix was preparing promo materials for Sirens, we assumed a Christmas 2023 release was possible considering how Netflix likes to announce and promote their projects only in the very last moment, but not this time.
Who wrote and directed Sirens of the Deep
The script for The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep was written by Mike Ostrowski and Rae Benjamin. Ostrowski wrote episodes 107, 207, 301 and 308 of The Witcher, while Benjamin did 304.
Curiously, 304 is the episode where we first hear Jaskier sing his ballad “A Little Sacrifice” to Ciri, but the lyrics are credited to Matthew D’Ambrosio, who wrote the episode where Ciri sang the full version in the desert. Perhaps we’ll hear Essi Daven sing it this time?
The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep is directed by Kang Hei Chul from Studio Mir, who was the storyboard artist in Nightmare of the Wolf. Other than that, Joseph Trapanese is the composer in Sirens. This too we reported several months ago.
Andrzej Sapkowski’s new Witcher book has a planned Winter 2024/2025 release with The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep anime set for a late 2024 release as well. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.