Filming has been halted on Season 2 of Netflix’s The Witcher after several crew-members tested positive for COVID-19. This is the second time production has been affected by the ongoing pandemic.
Per Deadline, four people involved on-set have been diagnosed with the virus. As such, cameras have been packed away for the time-being so everyone can be appropriately tested. Nobody on the lead cast was among the four whose tests came back positive, and filming won’t resume until Netflix believes the set is completely safe.
The second season of the TV show based on the RPG games is being produced in Arborfield Studios in London, where filming was paused once before, in March. That break ended up running into August due to prolonged lockdown restrictions in the UK. The stop-start schedule has led to further complications, as the actor originally cast to play Eskel, Thue Ersted Rasmussen, had to step away due to a scheduling conflict, replaced by Basil Eidenbenz. Hopefully that was the first and last casting swap the series needs to make.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-witcher/season-2-pause