Bad news since the filming of The Witcher. Henry Cavill, the actor who plays Geralt de Rivia, has been injured while filming the second season. According to The Sun, Cavill injured his leg while filming an assault. The actor was at a height of 20 feet and was wearing a safety harness when the incident occurred. However, it has not been so serious as to stop the production of the new episodes. He has not required an ambulance and the actor will be able to continue filming normally, even wearing the heavy armor that characterizes his character.
Cavill’s injury comes shortly before the team goes on vacation for Christmas. During the last weeks of the year, production will take a break to resume next year, in which – we hope – there will not be any more interruptions. Since they began filming Season 2 of The Witcher in early 2020, they have been forced to stop due to the pandemic. Once they returned to work in late summer, they continued for several months without problems until, in early November, four members tested positive for COVID. Previously, Kristofer Hivju had also passed the coronavirus.
Problems aside, production of The Witcher is still underway. As the ‘showrunner’ Lauren Hissrich has advanced, the new batch of chapters will be more oriented to video games but will deal with some topics that have only appeared in the novel. For example, Geralt’s disability. The hero suffered an elbow and femur injury that has left sequelae. “I’m excited to dig deeper into this. To add this cape to our hero,” commented Hissrich.
In addition to this aspect of the protagonist, the new chapters will follow Geralt and Ciri ( Freya Allen ), now together, in the warlock fortress Kaer Morhen to complete the training of the witch. On the other hand, there will be Yennefer de Vengerberg ( Anya Chalotra ), whose life is hanging by a thread.