The cast and crew of Netflix’s The Witcher were about to enter their final month of production in August while filming its most ambitious sequence yet: the Thanedd coup. The vast majority of the entire cast are expected to be involved, including Henry Cavill‘s Geralt of Rivia.
After a weekend break, production was supposed to continue on Monday, July 25, but no filming happened. The reasons were unknown at that point. Then on Tuesday rumors began to circulate about Henry Cavill potentially contracting Covid.
We’ve reached out to our sources and got an answer: yes, unfortunately Henry Cavill did contract Covid. Fortunately, being the healthy man he is, Henry will undoubtedly beat it and recover in no time.
UPDATE: Netflix did confirm that filming indeed “paused due to COVID and we will be up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.”
As for the filming, it’s still halted and we’re expecting the cast and much of crew to take the majority or the entire week off, depending on how fast will Cavill recover. Still, filming for The Witcher Season 3 won’t be delayed too much as a result.
In any case, we wish our leading man a speedy recovery and strong return to the set.
Season 3 of The Witcher is in production until August/September 2022 for a 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin is in post-production after two weeks of reshoots and is currently eyed for a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.