The Witcher season 2 halts production due to COVID outbreak, again

Geralt in The Witcher season 2
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Filming of the second season of Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher has been paused due to an outbreak of COVID on set, Deadline (opens in new tab) reports. Four people working on the show have tested positive, and according to Deadline, "Those impacted have been isolated and are not among lead cast".

Back in March production was halted for two weeks due to the pandemic (opens in new tab), a delay that was then extended to several months when Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones and had been cast as the cursed Nivellen in The Witcher, tested positive. Production eventually resumed in mid-August (opens in new tab).

Here's what to expect from The Witcher season two (opens in new tab).

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Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.