Production Of Netflix’s The Witcher Halted After Positive COVID Results

As reported by Deadline it has been revealed that season two of Netflix phenomenon The Witcher has had its production halted thanks to several reported positive cases of COVID-19.

The report does not specify which members of the crew have tested positive, but it is reported that at least four individuals of the production team have been affected. 

Geralt and Ciri in The Witcher
Credit: Netflix

However, reports have indicated that no lead cast members have contracted the virus at the time of writing.

With members of the production team testing positive for the virus, Netflix is said to be in the process of testing all members of the crew and, until the all-clear has been given, production for the second season will be put on ice.

Unfortunately it comes as no surprise that The Witcher season two has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has effected everything from the production of movies and games to everyday business.

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Recently we’ve seen movies such as the live-action remake of Mulan launch on Disney+ rather than at cinemas. Other big-budget movies such as Black Widow have been pushed back to 2021, and The Batman to 2022.

Just about every video game that was set to release in 2020 has been delayed due to COVID-19 and just about every traditional gaming convention including E3 and Gamescom has also been cancelled or moved to an online platform.

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Credit: Netflix

If you are yet to binge-watch The Witcher on Netflix whether you’re a fan of the books and video games or not, I can whole-heartedly recommend giving the season a watch especially as most of us are all stuck indoors.

Recently it was announced that the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to next-gen consoles and for those that own the game on PS4 and Xbox One will get a free next-gen upgrade.

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Credit: Netflix

We at GameByte wish all those impacted by COVID-19 a speedy and full recovery.

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