Production on Season 3 of the popular fantasy series The Witcher on Netflix has reportedly been put on hold after lead actor Henry Cavill tested positive for COVID.
Redanian Intelligence reports that production on Season 3 was abruptly halted on July 25 just as the show was about to film a significant battle scene taken directly from the books.
This is not the first time the virus has prevented fans from making a swift return to the Continent.
Due to the pandemic, Season 2's production was similarly halted in 2020, delaying the season's release until December 2021. There isn't a release date for Season 3 yet.
However, as the show was still under development, viewers hoped to learn what transpired.
It's difficult to extend a production schedule because celebrities are frequently preoccupied with other endeavours and aren't available outside of the previously established dates.
In addition, because The Witcher is one of the biggest Netflix productions right now, any delay has an impact on hundreds of people who are involved in the production, including the cast and crew.
Although Netflix hasn't officially addressed the situation, if Cavill is indeed ill, we wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the set as soon as possible.
The Witcher quickly became one of Netflix’s most successful original productions upon its release in 2019.
The franchise continued to grow with spinoffs despite the pandemic preventing the annual production of new seasons.