Henry Cavill was injured on the set of the second season of “The Witcher” (it’s a minor injury, don’t worry). The actor was apparently recording a scene “at a height of 20 feet while wearing a seat belt”, and it appears that somehow that scene involved “revolving axes”.
It will take the actor some time to recover from what the Deadline describes as “a minor muscle injury to his leg” as the production progresses and focuses on scenes that do not involve the character of Cavill, the famous monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.
This is just one of several setbacks faced by the production of the Netflix series. So, the decision to continue filming was made with the aim of not jeopardizing the schedule of the Netflix series, which is clearly delayed/hampered due to several problems related to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced two stoppages in the past months.
After months of a shutdown caused by the global health crisis, production in the UK can finally resume recording in August, only to see production stop again in November after several team members tested positive for the pathogen.
However, the program’s second-year launch is still progressing as planned, with Netflix hoping to be able to launch the next season in the second half of 2021. Currently, the streaming platform is promoting the series for the holiday season through of the “6 days of wizards” campaign, whatever that may be, which takes place between 16 and 21 December.
Amid the shutdowns, “The Witcher” had a series of updates released by Netflix, including the announcement of a prequel series, which will explore the story of the first wizard. An initial synopsis of the new season has already been revealed, along with the first images that revealed Geralt’s new armor. It was also revealed that Basil Eidenbenz will play Eskel, and more recently it has been reported that Scottish actress Rebecca Hanssen has been cast to play Meve, the Queen of Lyria and Rivia.
“The Witcher” basically follows Geralt, a monster hunter wizard on a mission to sail the Continent along with a witch and a young princess, in search of a key to the safety of humanity. Netflix has been throwing its coins for this adaptation, with two derivative projects in development: the series and an anime film focused on Geralt’s mentor.
Even before the first season premiere, the showrunner was saying that it already has a story planned for at least seven seasons, it didn’t take long for Netflix to renew the series for a second season, with reports pointing out that the show has already been renewed for a third season – although this has not been officially confirmed.