The Witcher season 2 stops production after positive COVID-19 tests

The Witcher season 2. Image courtesy Jay Maidment, Netflix
The Witcher season 2. Image courtesy Jay Maidment, Netflix /

The Witcher season 2 shuts down production

Bad news from The Witcher season 2.

According to a report from Deadline, filming on The Witcher season 2 has been postponed until further notice after positive COVID-19 tests from the cast or crew.

Deadline is also reporting the lead cast were not among those to test positive.

We’re hoping everyone affected will be okay. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich shared a message on Twitter thanking fans for their support.

This is the second time that The Witcher season 2 has been shut down. The first time it happened was in March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic shut down TV and movie production around the world, basically. That delay lasted until August 2020.

It’s unclear how long this shutdown will last. I’m hoping it won’t be too long, but the most important thing is to make sure the cast and crew are safe and healthy. They won’t be back filming until that happens.

As far as we know, this is the first Netflix production to have filming delayed twice during the pandemic. Other shows have had to stop filming for a few days here and there because of tests couldn’t be processed in time. It’s possible that other shows could have had positive cases and stopped production, though. The Witcher is a massive show with high interest from media and fans.

We’ll let you know when The Witcher season 2 resumes production. At the time of publishing, we are expecting to see The Witcher season 2 to be released on Netflix sometime in 2021. Obviously, that could be delayed if there are more production delays because of COVID-19.

It’s unclear how much of the season has been filmed and how much filming remains.

Stay tuned for more news about The Witcher season 2 and its release date on Netflix. We should find out more information soon.

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