Production on The Witcher season 3 has halted due to COVID, said Netflix. Unconfirmed reports stated that leading star Henry Cavill tested positive, though Netflix didn’t mention if this was true or not. History seems to repeat itself as season 2’s production was also temporarily shut down due to COVID.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix stated that production on The Witcher season 3 has “paused due to COVID and we will be up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.” Thankfully, there doesn’t appear to be a strict timeline that the production is working on as season 3 of the popular fantasy TV series is currently without a release date.
The Witcher, based on the fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, was first adapted into a TV series in 2019 at Netflix. The show became popular enough to warrant a second season in 2021 and it looks like the momentum will continue with season 3. It’s currently unknown how many seasons the TV adaptation will run for, but fans are expecting at least five to six seasons if its to fully adapt the novels.
Cavill, who previously played Superman in Warner Bros.’ DCEU, was hired to play Geralt of Rivia, the series’ protagonist. His performance was praised for its faithfulness to the source material, along with the supporting cast that includes Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg and Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold.
In more popular media adaptations of the novels, The Witcher is also better known for its video games by Polish developer CD Projekt RED. A fourth mainline entry in the game series is currently in development at the studio.
The Witcher season 3 is temporarily on hold, with no release date announced just yet.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter