the witcher sirens of the deep

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That voice though.

Netflix has invested heavily in The Witcher franchise over the past five years, and it’s endured mixed success. The live-action show starring Henry Cavil broke records for the streaming service before petering out, while its anime prequel Nightmare of the Wolf hardly set the world on fire. The less said about Blood Origin the better.

Now, though, fans of the CDPR’s video game series have a special reason to be excited: Netflix is set to launch an animated movie titled The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep in 2024, and it stars a familiar character — or voice, we should say.

Last week, Netflix made the announcement along with two trailers, and both featured Doug Cockle, known for his voice role in The Witcher video games, as Geralt of Rivia. The series will also include actors from Netflix’s live-action Witcher series.

Here’s the official description of the show:

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.

Notably, the movie is a continuation of two other extensions in the franchise – the animated feature Nightmare of the Wolf and the live-action prequel series Blood Origin.

In other Witcher-related news, Henry Cavill, who played Geralt of Rivia in the live-action series, will depart from the role after its third season, to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth, famous for his role in The Hunger Games.

Netflix has expanded The Witcher universe with a four-part live-action prequel series released last December, starring Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Brown, and Laurence O’Fuarain.

In the gaming realm, CD Projekt, last October, announced plans for a new trilogy of The Witcher games and various spin-offs. These include a comprehensive remake of the original The Witcher game and a new project named Project Sirius, under development at The Molasses Flood studio in the U.S., which is currently being reevaluated.