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The Witcher season 2 stops filming as members of production test positive for COVID-19

Henry Cavill in The Witcher
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The Witcher season 2 (opens in new tab) has been forced to stop production once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filming – which is currently underway just outside London at the Arborfield Studios – has stopped after four members of the production team tested positive for the virus over the weekend. As Deadline (opens in new tab) reports, the positive test results now mean Netflix has halted production while it carries out "an isolated round of testing of everyone involved in the show". The publication adds that "those impacted have been isolated and are not among lead cast".

The Witcher season 2 cast and crew are being understandably cautious when it comes to filming. Henry Cavill recently posted an update saying that he will be shifting from shooting scenes in Yorkshire to a more controlled studio environment in London.

As reported a couple of days back, The Witcher season 2 is filling up The Continent like never before. Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju will play newcomer Nivellen in the Netflix series and now there have been sightings of several characters from the first season, confirming they're also showing up next year.

Stregobor actor Lars Mikkelsen, MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Therica Wilson-Read (Sabrina), and Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu) have been spotted on-location alongside Yennefer actor Anya Chalotra. Curiously, another unnamed actor is also there – perhaps hinting at a new character waiting to be introduced.

The Witcher season 2 is still tentatively pencilled in for 2021. Before then, we should be getting a Vesemir-centric animated film, Nightmare of the White Wolf, and a prequel series has also been announced

While we wait for Witcher season to begin again, check out our list of the best Netflix shows you can watch on the streaming platform right now.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

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