Production on popular Netflix series The Witcher has resumed without its lead star Henry Cavill as he is reportedly recovering from an injury sustained on-set, Deadline reveals.
The publication describes the injury as a “minor leg muscle injury” that occurred during filming at Arborfield Studios, west of London.
The actor is expected to sit out filming for a while as production on season 2 of the Netflix fantasy series continues.
According to The Sun, which first reported the accident, Cavill hurt his leg while on an assault course, working at a height of 6m while wearing a safety harness.
Henry Cavill in season 1 of Netflix series The Witcher.
Production on The Witcher’s second season has been suspended twice. It was first shut down back in March when actor Kristofer Hivju revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The series was then put on hold until mid-August as the UK went into lockdown over the spring. Filming was halted once again in November after multiple positive COVID-19 cases.
The Witcher season 2 is expected to drop in 2021 (presumably later in the year for obvi reasons). Meanwhile season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix, if you wanna relive the magic of its debut season while we wait for the follow-up.
To reward patient fans who are eagerly awaiting season 2, Netflix recently dropped a festive trailer, reimagining the series as one of their corny Christmas flicks (think… The Princess Switch, but with evil creatures).
The vid recycles footage from season 1 and includes The Ronettes’ ‘Sleigh Ride’. The teaser sees town folk trying their darnedest to cheer up the eternally grumpy Grinch, Geralt of Rivia (Cavill).
“You can’t outrun this just because you’re terrified of it,” druid Mousesack (Adam Levy) tell Geralt. “It’s coming, Geralt.”
“Stop your boorish grunts of protest,” Jaskier (Joey Batey) says, as presents and decorations are edited into existing scenes. “You must want something for yourself.”
“Yeah, slaying,” Geralt replied, before a montage of some savage moments from the show’s first season plays.
“Save your sleds for another day, for now is a time to simply slay. Tis the season of #Witchmas,” the official Witcher account tweeted alongside the video clip.
Check it out below:
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) November 23, 2020