Manufacturing of the third season of the Netflix sequence The Witcher (opens in new tab) has been paused due to an outbreak of Covid-19, based on The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), which additionally mentioned that sequence star Henry Cavill is rumored to have examined constructive for the virus.
This would be the third time that The Witcher has been compelled to pause filming due to Covid-19. The primary pause (opens in new tab) occurred in March 2020 through the comparatively early days of the pandemic; that shutdown was initially meant to final simply a few weeks however in the end stretched into August when Kristofer Hivju, who portrayed the cursed character Nivellen, examined constructive. The second shutdown adopted only a few months after manufacturing resumed, when 4 folks engaged on the present examined constructive.
World efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, starting from masks mandates to vaccination campaigns, have largely waned over the previous 12 months, however instances are as soon as once more surging, pushed primarily by the extremely contagious BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants. A latest BBC Information (opens in new tab) report mentioned the positivity fee within the UK, the place The Witcher sequence is predicated, has been rising because the begin of June; 542 folks (opens in new tab) within the nation died of the virus through the week ending July 15.
Netflix didn’t touch upon the standing of Cavill, however mentioned that manufacturing of the sequence has been “paused attributable to Covid” and “will probably be up and working as quickly as it’s protected to take action.” I’ve reached out to Netflix for extra data and can replace if I obtain a reply.