Before The Witcher‘s second season on Netflix, we will have the animated The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, so one question arises: how do the two productions relate?
The animated film is set over 100 years before the events of the series. It does not have Geralt of Rivia as the protagonist, but rather his mentor in Kaer Morhen, the wizard Vesemir, who will also make his debut in the second season of the live-action series.
In Nightmare of the Wolf, we will see Kaer Morhen’s School of The Wolf at its peak and fully functioning.
Vesemir appears as a young and skilled witch. Still, the trailers hint that we will also see the school’s downfall, which was destroyed by the Kaedwen, who killed not only most of the witches but also ended the possibility of training new monster hunters.
In the main live-action series, whose second season arrives in December, we will see an already ruined Kaer Morhen, with an elderly Vesemir, played by Kim Bodnia, helping Geralt of Rivia and Princess Ciri.
Understanding what happened to the School of the Wolf seems to be extremely important to understanding events to come in the second season of the series.