Netflix Sets ‘The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf’ Anime Movie

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Netflix's blockbuster fantasy The Witcher was huge for the streaming platform, debuting in December 2019 to 76 million sets of eyeballs per Netflix's reckoning.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's live-action series.

Previously, Netflix counted a "view" as a movie or TV episode that a user had watched 70 percent of or upwards.

Following the successful series debut of The Witcher last December, Netflix has officially announced they are now developing an anime film adaptation of a new Witcher story titled Nightmare of the Wolf which will be produced by the series' executive producers Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Beau DeMayo. Now the company counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a program. Within its first four weeks since the release, the show drew in 76 million member households.

Netflix says that the show's success is due to pent up demand for the show off the back of the original books from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, as well as the video games from studio CD Projekt RED.

In its letter to investors, Netflix compared "The Witcher" against Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" in Google search trends.




It's important to note, however, that Netflix has changed its metric for what counts as a "view" from someone who has watched 70 percent of a single episode to someone who has watched 2 minutes of a single episode. And a film is the ideal way to keep fans' attention during the long wait for The Witcher season two in 2021. And on the film facet, Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds' 6 Underground loved 83 million viewers in its first 4 weeks.

There had been rumors about potentially spinning off The Witcher into a separate animated film.

Looks like we have more of The Witcher to look forward to.

These figures are a result of Netflix's shift in the way it calculates viewing figures, however.

Sergio Pablos' "Klaus", which became Netflix's first fashioned feature-length bright movie to be nominated for an Oscar, became watched by 40 million members in the first 28 days of unlock.

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