Is Henry Cavill OK? Netflix halts 'The Witcher' Season 3 production after actor reportedly gets Covid-19
The second season Netflix fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ exceeded all the expectations and turned out to be bigger and better than the first edition. Since the ending of Season 2, fans have been begging the streaming platform to bring the series back as soon as possible and they got really excited when they got to know that the filming has officially begun on Season 3. However, it seems fans would have to wait a little longer to see any worthy updates on the show as Netflix has put the filming on hold after a Covid scare and it seems Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) is putting down his sword for some rest.
The streaming service has confirmed that the production of the highly-popular series has been “paused” due to Covid-19 and will be “up and running” once it is safe to return to work. Earlier this week, a lot of rumors started flowing on social media that Cavill has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and he might be taking a break from the shooting.
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Netflix confirmed the news of a halt in production to The Hollywood Reporter but didn’t mention whether the ‘Man of Steel’ star tested positive for the virus or not. As of now, there is no confirmation when the show will resume production.
This isn’t the first time that the Netflix show has had to shut down due to the deadly virus. In November 2020, the show was forced to halt production on Season 2 after four members of the crew tested positive for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, in March 2020, one of the cast members, Kristofer Hivju, who plays Nivellen, also tested positive and the production had to be shut down for almost six months.
Very little is known about Season 3 of ‘The Witcher’ so far. However, the ending of Season 2 made everyone gasp. In the concluding moments, we saw Ciri getting possessed by Voleth Meir, an evil witch, and wreaking havoc. However, Yennefer took the initiative of being the vessel for Voleth Meir. Luckily, Ciri comes back to the real world and Yennefer gets infected. After a lot of tries, Yennefer is cured as well and the evil witch gets destroyed. However, the season ended with a massive cliffhanger when it is revealed that King Emhyr is none other than Ciri’s father. Yes, he is still alive and trying to find her daughter.
Throughout the season, it was said how her parents died when she was small, but Emhyr’s introduction to the series simply gives the makers a chance to explore more from the ‘Witcher’ universe. As of now, no release date has been confirmed from Netflix and with production taking a halt for at least a couple of weeks, we hope it doesn’t after the release date that the makers have in their minds.
The series also stars Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allen (Ciri), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Joey Batey (Dandelion), Anna Shaffer (Triss), Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla Vigo) and Kim Bodnia (Vesemir).
'The Witcher' Season 1 and Season 2 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.