Netflix has paused The Witcher Season 2’s production following four cases of COVID-19 in the sets of Witcher. According to reports, four crew members from the set have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Netflix will now execute an isolation round for the testing of every Cast and crew member to check who are tested positive for COVID-19.
The good news for the fans is that those who have been tested positive for COVID are not among the main leads. But all of the main actors from the production have also been sent to be in isolation as a part of safety precaution.
Filming of The Witcher Season 2 was taking place in Arborfield Studios that is in the west of London. After the breakout of this deadly virus on set and infecting four people, Netflix has stated that they will resume the production once everyone is safe and tested negative from COVID-19. In March 2020, the production of Witcher Season 2 was halted due to one of the major cast members Kristofer Hivju who is best known from Game Of Thrones as Tormund Giantsbane, was tested positive for COVID-19. In Witcher Season 2, Kristofer Hivju was a new inclusion to the Cast, and he will portray a character called Nivellen on the show.
Earlier after the March incident, the production of Season 2 was delayed till August 2020. With this new occurrence of COVID-19 on the set, we think that the production will get delayed further to expect some delay in the release of Witcher Season 2.
Witcher Season 2: What is It About and Who will be in the Cast for the Second Season?
The Witcher is a Polish-American Fictional drama based on a book series of the same name by a Polish writer named Andrzej Sapkowski. Season 1 of Witcher, consisting of 8 episodes were released back in 2019 on Netflix.
The show had already become a huge hit, probably one of Netflix’s biggest hits currently. So The Witcher was revived for a second season. The second season consisting of eight episodes will release sometime in 2021, but we can expect some delay in the season 2 release date with the current event’s occurrence.
The Witcher is based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. These are short stories from Witcher Saga. Season 1 followed the story of Crown Princess Ciri, sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Geralt of Rivia.
The crown princess of Ciri was linked to Geralt by destiny and season 1 mainly explored different events from different timelines before merging all into a single timeline where Yennefer tried to keep the Sodden Hill to stop the Nilfgaardian forces from attacking the rest of the Northern Kingdoms in the process she seriously injured. And in the conclusion of season 1, we witness Geralt meeting his destiny Ciri in a forest and finally Hug each other.
Season 2 of Witcher will include the following casts, and the details are as follows:
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allen as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Joey Batey as Jaskier, Eamon Farren as Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and others.
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