The Witcher Season 3 has stopped production temporarily due to COVID-19

Lead star Henry Cavill recently contracted the viral disease while filming the latest season of Netflix's The Witcher.


Two years later and the COVID-19 virus continues to affect schedules and delay shows. This time, the latest victim is the third season of Netflix's The Witcher.

The Witcher Season 3 might take a little longer to premiere because of this slight hiccup.

QUICKTAKE: View the short-form version of this news or swipe up to keep reading.

Filming on Season 3 of the hit fantasy series began in April, but according to the Redanian Intelligence, production has stopped after Henry Cavill contracted COVID-19.

This is a fairly big deal for The Witcher Season 3. Production calendars follow a strict schedule. This slight setback can delay the release date of The Witcher Season 3 by weeks if not months. It's safe to say that Netflix will have to "delay" the still-unannounced premiere date of The Witcher Season 3, at least internally.

Netflix hasn't released a statement yet and neither has Cavill. Either way, we're wishing The Witcher star a speedy recovery with little to no complications.

The success of The Witcher Season 3 will help set up even more spin-offs for the franchise.

Speaking of Cavill, fans were disappointed after the DCEU star was a no-show at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Many expected the former Superman to make a surprise appearance at Warner Bros.'s Hall H panel to "confirm" that he'll reprise his superhero role in the DCEU, specifically in Black Adam. Sadly, this never happened. But, now that we know that Cavill has contracted COVID-19, it is possible that he was originally supposed to be at SDCC. Warner Bros. could have just kept quiet so as not to spoil the surprise.

@xfire.com

The Witcher Season 3 has stopped production temporarily due to COVID-19#HenryCavill #Netflix #TheWitcher

♬ original sound - Xfire.com - Xfire.com

We're not saying that this is indeed the case, especially after fans booed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at SDCC. However, Warner Bros.'s new management could be playing coy. After all, David Zaslav did confirm that he wants to see more of Superman in the DCEU.

Just like The Witcher Season 3, production on The Witcher 2 was also affected by the still-ongoing pandemic.

Going back to the topic of The Witcher series. Netflix's live-action adaptation of the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski of the same name has been a huge hit. If anything, Cavill is better off dedicating his time and craft to The Witcher series as it is obviously more thought out if you compare it to the DCEU. In addition to Season 3, Netflix is expected to renew The Witcher for at least four more seasons. This is on top of the other The Witcher spin-offs in the works like The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
Weta Workshop and Take-Two are working on a new Middle-Earth game Disney and Marvel Games Showcase announced for D23 Cheating allegations plague World Series of Warzone qualifiers We might see a Fortnite x Eminem concert soon Wordle 423 for August 16: Hints and Answers The Boys' Season 4 has officially started filming EA confirms FIFA 23 will have loot boxes Gunfire Games scoffs at viral Darksiders 4 leak THQ Nordic shows off SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake gameplay THQ Nordic is working on an unnamed South Park game