According to recent reports, actor Henry Cavill was forced to discontinue filming Season 3 of The Witcher after testing positive for COVID-19. The actor has recently returned to the stage.
As reported by Redanian Intelligence, Cavill is now back on set after a two-week absence. However, the production was able to continue filming certain scenes without its central star, Geralt of Rivia, as there are a number of significant scenes that do not feature his character. According to the report, filming is expected to conclude in September.
In Season 3 of The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt will be adapted. This is the fourth novel in the series and the second in the main Witcher saga. Lauren S. Hissrich previously assured fans of the novels that the upcoming third season would adhere more closely to the source material than the previous season. During her presentation at Lucca Comics & Games, she commented, “It’s a really fun season and it follows a particular book very closely. There is a lot of action and some deaths.”.
The Witcher Continent Expands
According to reports, several key events are being filmed on the set of The Witcher Season 3, including a pivotal fight between Geralt of Rivia and the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. In addition, production has revealed that events from previous novels, including Blood of Elves and even Sword of Destiny, will also appear in Season 3. How they will be reshaped and adapted to fit into the ongoing story remains to be seen.
Netflix appears to be intent on expanding the world of its Witcher adaptation. A number of interconnected projects have been developed within the Witcher franchise since the first season, including The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime film exploring Vesemir and Kaer Morhen’s ancient past, as well as The Witcher: Blood Origin, an anime series titled The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep, and a family-friendly Witcher production. Since the release of the first season, the franchise has seen the development of several interconnected projects, including The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime film exploring Vesemir and Kaer Morhen’s ancient past; and upcoming The Witcher: Blood Origin as well as an anime film reportedly titled The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep and a family-friendly Witcher project.
This is on top of the ongoing main series, which already has a fourth season in development, according to The Witcher director Stephen Surjik. As he previously explained, “The writers and producers are mapping out Season 4. I do not know if I am a part of that mapping program, but at least they informed me that it is being planned.”