The Witcher season 2 production postponed following numerous COVID-19 diagnosis.
Netflix’s hit show The Witcher is the most recent production to be halted due to several positive coronavirus cases.
As confirmed by Deadline, there are four positive COVID-19 cases among the on-set team for The Witcher. They add,
Netflix will carry out an isolated round of testing of everyone involved in the show. Those impacted have been isolated and are not among lead cast, we hear.
None of those infected are from the lead cast including Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and Freya Allan (Ciri). Moreover, those who are impacted have gone into self-isolation.
‘THE WITCHER’ Season 2 has halted filming after 4 positive COVID-19 cases.
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Production at Arborfield Studios, west of London, is scheduled to restart as soon as the platform is confident the set is absolutely secured.
This is not the first time filming had to stop during the season 2 production of the fantasy-drama after one of the new casts Kristofer Hivju disclosed he tested coronavirus positive back in March. The delay lasted until mid-August since the United Kingdom went into lockdown.
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For those unfamiliar, The Witcher is a show just like its central character: massive, tough, and not fond of saying a damn word.
Henry Cavill leads the Netflix series as the silver-haired macho, Geralt of Rivia, the roguish drifter, and the iconic Witcher.
Geralt is a sole monster hunter who seeks to maintain his place in a world where humans are far more evil than monsters.
The Witcher season 2 is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2021.