The Witcher season 3 filming halted due to Henry Cavill's illness

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    The Witcher's third season has been halted due to Henry Cavill's illness

    Filming will resume as soon as Cavill recovers.

    Netflix has paused filming of the third season of the fantasy series ” The Witcher starring Henry Cavill. The reason for this step was a positive test for coronavirus in a leading artist, according to Redanian Intelligence.

    According to the site, production was stopped on July 25 without prior warning, just at the moment when the team was preparing to shoot a big battle scene.

    This hitch is not the first in the history of the series. During the filming of the second season, the team was forced to take a break due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, rescheduling the premiere to December 2021.

    The third season has no release date yet. However, with the show already in the middle of production, fans were hoping to find out what happened next with Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allan), and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) no later than early 2023. With Henry ill with the coronavirus, the release date could be pushed back significantly.

    With The Witcher currently one of Netflix's biggest projects, any delay affects the thousands of people involved in the production, from the cast to the main crew groups. The streaming service has not yet commented on this issue.

    Third filming The Witcher season was halted due to Henry Cavill's illness

    The Witcher quickly became one of Netflix's most successful originals upon its 2019 release. Even though the pandemic prevented the release of new seasons every year, the franchise continued to expand through spin-offs. Last August, the service released the animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which focused on Geralt's mentor Vesemir (Kim Bodnia).

    The third season of The Witcher will be an adaptation of the novel A Time of Contempt, the second part a series of five books by Andrzej Sapkowski “The Witcher Saga”. The book explores Geralt and Ciri's relationship as they learn more about the girl's power. In the book, Geralt must also abandon his neutral stance towards the politics of the continent, as various forces begin to hunt Ciri.

    There are seven seasons of the series planned.

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