The Witcher season 2: Henry Cavill injured his leg but filming continues

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

Henry Cavill’s injured leg filming The Witcher season 2

The big news coming out of the weekend is that Henry Cavill injured his leg during filming for The Witcher season 2.

Initially, The Sun reported Cavill’s injury caused chaos for the show because filming had to be suspended. Again. This isn’t the first time this year production on the hit Netflix original series has had to be halted. (It’s not even the second time it’s been suspended!)

However, Deadline has since reported that filming will continue, despite Cavill’s injured leg, presumably by continuing to film scenes he’s not in.

Cavill plays the series’ title character, monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. There aren’t any specific details yet on how he injured his leg, other than it was while he was working on an assault course at Arborfield Studios. It’s rumored that he was 20-feet up in the trees connected with a harness when the injury happened.

It doesn’t appear he sustained his injury in a fall, thank goodness. That’d be a long drop!

Whatever caused the star pain, it appears it’s a minor injury that will just require some rest. No word yet on how long he’ll be away from set, but of course, fans wish him a speedy recovery.

Like many other Netflix shows, 2020 has presented filming challenges for The Witcher, too. First, the coronavirus pandemic halted production in March. Filming resumed in August, only to have season 2 production shut down again in November when multiple cast and crew tested positive for COVID-19.


However, despite all of this year’s filming challenges, the show must go on, and the production team seems dedicated to finding ways to keep season 2 filming going. Here’s hoping there are no more issues and the next big The Witcher news is about the 2021 release date!

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