Amidst ‘The Witcher’ 3 Backslash, the Netflix Original Gets an Exciting Update for the Upcoming Anime Adaptation

Published 09/29/2023, 3:29 AM EDT

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The headlines at The Witcher season 3 front have been a little rusty. Fans were not happy to see their favorite actor, Henry Cavill, leaving. Some specific episodes of the third season also faced backlash. To add to fans’ misery, the production of the fourth season also got pushed because of the strikes. But the line “just how fast the night changes!” seems accurate at this point.

Despite the chaotic atmosphere around the Netflix drama, there is a piece of good news for fans. The anime adaptation of The Witcher has an exciting update.

The Witcher anime adaptation brings good news

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While the ending of the WGA strike brought tremendous relief, Netflix started planning to move ahead with the anime adaptation of the supernatural drama. According to Redanian Intelligence, the streaming giant started preparing promotional material for The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep anime. This means that fans of the Witchcervserse can soon get teasers, trailers, attractive posters, and details of that sort.

This step, taken by Netflix, means the production of the anime might be closer to being finished. And the American OTT platform might announce the official date for the release soon. Of course, there will be a possibility that it might be announced at Netflix’s Geeked Week 2023. However, fans will have to wait and watch if that indeed happens.

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Despite all the uncertainties, Studio Mir being behind the upcoming anime adaptation is certain. Studio Mir also worked with the creative team of The Witcher for the 2021 animated film Nightmare of the Wolf. While the previous movie was about Vesemir’s story, what exactly will the upcoming anime be about?

The anime will give life to Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story

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Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s tales, The Witcher instantly became a fan-favorite series on Netflix. To explore the White Wolf’s world deeply, the anime creators picked the short story, A Little Sacrifice. Christina Wren, who also appeared in Man of Steel (2011), will be the voice of Essi Daven. Joseph Trapanese will provide music for the anime once again who also worked with The Witcher seasons 2 and 3.

Apart from this thrilling adaptation, a prequel, The Witcher: Riff Raff is also in its post-production phase. Although the length of the prequel is a mystery, it could be as short as 4 episodes as the production. However, one thing is certain: the exploration of the Witcherverse will bring a lot of adventures. Now, all everyone can do is wait for further updates about the ever-expanding universe.

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Are you excited about yet another anime adaptation from The Witcherverse? What are your expectations from it? Tell us in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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