The Witcher Season 2 Production Suspended Due To Coronavirus
Netflix's fantasy show is the first major TV production in the UK to be paused.
As reported by Deadline, The Witcher is the first major TV production that shoots in the UK to close down. Season 2 was in production at Arborfield Studios, 40 miles from London. A source on the production team told Deadline, "We have made the decision, effective immediately, to pause production for two weeks during this difficult time. This will allow everyone the time to make informed decisions about how to move forward."
This follows Netflix's decision last week to suspend production on all of its US and Canada-based movies and shows, including Stranger Things. As Deadline notes, productions outside of the US are being assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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The past week has seen a steady stream of suspended TV show and movies. These include Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings show, the DC superhero film The Batman, and a variety of Disney movies, such as The Little Mermaid, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley.
In addition, a variety of this year's big upcoming movies have had their releases pushed back or cancelled. The Bond movie No Time To Die and Fast & Furious 9 will now release in November 2020 and April 2021 respectively, while A Quiet Place: Part 2 and Mulan are yet to be given new release dates.