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Netflix’s high budget adaptation of The Witcher was one of the biggest shows for the platform in 2019, beating the likes of the streaming service’s costume drama The Crown. Season two of The Witcher got the green light before the first outing even debuted on Netflix such was the confidence in the show. However, it looks like fans are in for a wait.
Has The Witcher season 2 been delayed?
Season two of The Witcher is said to have seen production halted for a second time this year due to several positive coronavirus cases.
The Witcher is being filmed in the UK with its set at the Arborfield Studios, West London said to have shut down.
There’s no word yet on when production will resume but Netflix is going to be carrying out tests on all cast and crew.
However, the positive cases are not said to be among the lead cast and those affected are now isolating.
US publication Deadline said Netflix will resume work once it deems the set is fully safe again.
Express.co.uk has approached Netflix for comment on these reports.
The show saw filming suspended back in March after Britain went into lockdown.
While the shutdown was only initially intended to be for a couple weeks, UK lockdown saw this stretch to several months.
The first halt came after actor Kristofer Hivju – better known as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones – revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Hivju has now fully recovered after he was quarantined for several weeks and updated fans via his Instagram account back in April.
In a post to his 3.5 million Instagram followers, the Norwegian actor wrote: “Hi! We are fully recovered and in good health after I was infected by the Cororonavirus, and most likely my wife @grymolvaerhivju
“After several weeks inn quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after beeing free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound. We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the Covid 19.
“We send our love and thoughts to all of the people where the virus has hit much harder, and to everyone who has lost their loved ones due to the Cornonavirus.
“Thank you for all of your support, and please remember to stay vigilant and keep your distance, wash your hands, and most of all ; take care of each other in this strange time. Lots of love from us #takecare @panoramaagency [sic].”
Production only resumed on season two of The Witcher in August this year, but it looks like there could be another delay on the series now.
The Witcher season 1 is streaming on Netflix now
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