The Witcher Continues Shooting Through New UK Lockdown
Even though the UK is going into lockdown, it appears that Netflix is keeping the cameras rolling on The Witcher set. The government imposed new national restrictions after the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Europe. This lockdown takes effect starting Nov. 5, and it will affect not only all non-essential retail but also indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, and entertainment venues.
Actor Henry Cavill took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. In his post, the actor revealed that he is leaving the Northern part of the country, heading South — most likely to London. You can check Cavill’s post here below.
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England returns to Lockdown on Thursday so it is time for me to depart Yorkshire and The extraordinary North, and head back down South to continue shooting in the studio. Thank you for hosting all of us on season 2 of The Witcher. Hopefully I shall return to your hills, dales and fells soon. Stay strong and stay safe, my friends. #Yorkshire #TheLakeDistrict #Witcher2
Production for the sophomore season of the show started in London at the beginning of the year. However, Netflix had to halt it for two weeks after actor Kristofer Hivju tested positive for COVID-19 back in March. At the time of the hiatus, Netflix had filmed approximately two episodes. The show resumed filming on August 12, and many recent set photos showed that the crew was shooting the externals in Yorkshire.
The new adventures of Geralt of Rivia will shed new light on the white-haired witcher’s backstory. Although many details from the story are still under wraps, the casting suggests that the sophomore season will adapt the events of Blood of Elves.
According to Netflix‘s plans, The Witcher Season 2 should debut somewhere in 2021.
Do you think that Netflix will manage to keep shooting, given the current situation? Let us know in the comment section below!
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