The Witcher Season 3 Appears to Resume Filming After Production Halt

Despite Henry Cavill coming down with COVID-19, production on The Witcher Season 3 apparently remains underway.

The Witcher-themed website Redanian Intelligence revealed that actors Cassie Clare, Mecia Simson and Harvey Quinn shared Instagram photos of them on set. These photos range from jokes about the heat or poking fun at the Neflix label on a restroom, but they also indicate that The Witcher has resumed filming its adaptation of the Thanedd Coup from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fourth Witcher book Time of Contempt, which led to the Brotherhood of Sorcerers’ disbandment.

News of Cavill’s positive COVID test coincided with the reveal that Netflix halted filming on a battle scene related to the Thanedd Coup. This comes shortly after a leaked image revealed Cavill’s Geralt and Vilgefortz actor Mahesh Jadu shooting an action scene reminiscent of events from Time of Contempt. The star was also reportedly expected to appear at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H DC panel alongside Black Adam’s Dwayne Johnson and Shazam!’s Zachary Levi, but the rumor did not come true.

Beginning as a collection of short stories, Sapkowski’s Witcher series expanded to eight books following monster hunter Geralt of Rivia’s exploits and fantasy adventures across the Continent. The books would later be adapted into a Polish film and TV series before gaming studio CD Projekt Red turned them into a trilogy of video games. Following 2007’s The Witcher and 2011’s The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be released in 2015 to universal acclaim, with critics widely considering it to be one of the best games ever made. The studio would follow up the game with the DLC storylines Heart and Stone and Blood and Wine, both of which received equally positive acclaim. Additionally, a fourth Witcher game is confirmed for development and will run on Epic Games’ Unreal 5 Engine.

Filming on The Witcher Season 3 began in April, with Time of Contempt serving as a primary influence for the season’s storyline. Notable additions to Season 3’s cast include Meng’er Zhang as Milva, Robbie Amell as Gallatin and Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid. In addition to the live-action series, Netflix released an animated prequel called Nightmare of the Wolf in 2021, which focused on the early years of Kaer Morhen Witcher Vessemir. The streaming service is also currently producing an anime film with the working title The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep, as well as the upcoming live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin.

The Witcher Season 3 does not yet have a release date.

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