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Sunday, March 15, 2020

'The Witcher' Halts Production In The UK, Actor Tests Positive For COVID-19

Just a day after reporting that production continued on The Witcher in the UK, Netflix has now apparently halted filming on the show due to the spread of the coronavirus around the world.

The Wrap reports that for now, Netflix has paused production for two weeks. The second season of The Witcher is set to premiere next year.

UPDATE: Deadline has released additional details on the decision to temporarily shut down the show:

We have made the decision, effective immediately, to pause production for two weeks during this difficult time… this will allow everyone the time to make informed decisions about how to move forward.”

The coronavirus has raised challenging issues for everyone working on set on productions for Netflix. We are very grateful for all the work everyone has done to keep cast and crew safe during this pandemic.”

Read more at Deadline and Variety.

UPDATE #2: The Witcher S2 actor Kristofer Hivju has announced he's now at home in Norway, after testing positive for COVID-19.

Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
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According to Deadline, Netflix is now in the process of disinfecting the set of the show at Arborfield Studios near London and has asked cast and crew to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Read the full letter sent out by Netflix to the cast and crew of The Witcher at Deadline.

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  1. To Henry😍, Cast & Crew, Stay safe and hoping things are able to start up again asap. An eternal & hopefully devoted fan😊

  2. Please Henry, and everyone else involved in the production, stay safe, hoping that everything will go back to normal again soon. A devoted fan from Italy ❤️

  3. Here in Portugal we are all in restraint.
    Protect yourselves if .
    all the help you need we'll be here to help.
    We will protect us
    Everybody stay safe.
    We'll all stick together to win.

  4. Even though the 2nd season is eagerly awaited, it is the right decision for the benefit of the whole team. Take care of yourselves and stay healthy. We are looking forward to an update as soon as there is something new. Best wishes, D

  5. Be safe cast and crew. Your more important than the shows. Be safe, be with your families and stay hydrated. Take care oxox

  6. Hello Henry and the team !!! Thank you for your work and your efforts during these difficult times. Hopefully, we will soon get back to our normal path. In the meanwhile, please keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe. Love and kisses from Canada.

  7. Espero que todos estejam bem. Nós fãs não nos importamos em esperar mais pela segunda temporada se for pela saúde de vocês.
    De uma fã do Brasil.🇧🇷🥰

  8. Excellent question, is our beloved Henry😍 safe and healthy? How about the rest the of the cast, crew & their circles? What can we fans do to directly & proactively help all of you? We are here for you. You all are infinately more important than the show, if choices must be made. An eternal and hopeful devoted🥰 HC fan

  9. Health first to everyone.
    Take care The Witcher crew.
    I love you Henry so so much.

  10. Avoid Close TalkersMarch 18, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    I hope anyone that is infected recovers quickly, and everyone else remains healthy. Shutting everything down for two weeks is a very responsible action to take, given the current situation. By the way, given how many people are forced into a quarantine situation, I expect there to be a huge baby boom coming December and into the new year. If you are stuck at home with the right partner.

  11. I wish he posted sth so we could know how's he doing

  12. Eventually this pandemic will subside and meanwhile, we need to keep up spirits up looking forward to when life and The Witcher resumes. I never played Wild Hunt until I saw The Witcher series, and Henry Cavill gave a whole new dimension to Geralt. I'm so glad that I am living in this time when electronic miracles can occur, thanks to the cast of The Witcher. Stay safe, friends.

  13. I love you henry❤😍😍😍😍😍💋💋💋💋💋


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