Netflix Halts Production on 'The Witcher' Season 2
Published Mar 16, 2020Even before its massively successful first season was aired, Netflix's The Witcher was renewed for Season 2. The show's production crew have been busy in the U.K., working away at the show's upcoming instalment — but now it appears production has been delayed.
While Netflix has yet to make an official announcement, Variety has confirmed the streaming giant decided to halt production on the series for the next two weeks due to growing concerns in Europe over — you guessed it — coronavirus.
According to the report, last night (March 15), Netflix alerted the Witcher production crew of the delay via email with the following message:
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.
Cast and crew health is our primary concern. We are dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic that is beyond our control, and in many instances with mandates or restrictions imposed by governments (including travel restrictions in many countries).
As such, we have made the decision, effective immediately, to pause production for two weeks during this difficult time, and we will support our production partners working on Netflix UK scripted series in doing the same. This will allow everyone the time to make informed decisions about how to move forward.
Whether or not this delay will affect the release of Season 2 remains unclear.