Because of COVID-19, Netflix has temporarily halted production on the third season of The Witcher. The streaming site claims that production has been “paused owing to COVID,” and that they “will be up & running as soon as it is safe to do so.” There is no evidence to support the rumours that Henry Cavill, who plays the main character Geralt of Rivia, tested positive (according to The Hollywood Reporter, which will open in a new tab).
The Witcher, a live-action adaptation of the book series that eventually spawned a series of video games, had previously halted production on season 2 back in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic due to both COVID-19 and an on-set injury suffered by Cavill. This was done to stop the spread of the pandemic. The second season ends with Geralt bringing Princess Ciri of Cintra into hiding, with the intention of protecting his newly reunited family from those who attempt to destroy them.
The third season continues up where the second season left off. In the end, Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer find themselves ensnared in a battlefield rife with deceit, black magic, and political corruption. Cavill was obviously absent from San Diego Comic-Con, feeding the suspicions that the actor would show up in favour of a new Superman movie announcement. Deadline (opens in new tab) contributed to the spread of these claims.
Fans, who had something of a nuclear meltdown in terms of expectation, were let down when it was announced that neither Henry Cavill’s appearance nor a new film about the Man of Steel will be produced. An official date for The Witcher Season 3 has not yet been announced, however, the window for when it will be available is most likely somewhere in 2023.