Filming for the second season of the Netflix drama series ‘The Witcher’ has resumed without the show’s leading man.
Henry Cavill has reportedly injured his leg while shooting for the second season of the popular series in the UK.
According to Deadline, the ‘Man of Steel’ star who is still recovering from “a minor leg muscle injury” will be off the production for some time.
Though Cavill was not hospitalized, filming was paused as the star couldn’t walk properly, according to The Sun, and doctors advised him to get some rest.
“The filming has been hit because of what happened to Henry. He was on an assault course and injured his leg,” a source told the publication. “He just suddenly pulled up and was clearly in a lot of pain. It wasn’t clear if an object had hit his leg or it was some sort of hamstring or muscle injury.”
“It wasn’t bad enough to need an ambulance but it’s messed up the filming schedule as he can’t walk properly,” added the source.
“He has to wear heavy armor in the scenes and he just wouldn’t be able to do it with his leg injury.”
Filming for ‘The Witcher’ Season 2 has now continued without its lead at Arborfield Studios in London, but is expected to pause soon for the holidays, per Indiewire.
According to multiple reports, the show’s production has already been postponed twice – first in March after actor Kristofer Hivju revealed that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and then in November when multiple positive cases surfaced.
‘The Witcher’ is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling novels of the same name and is one of the streaming giants biggest hits.
The Netflix series follows the story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
The eight-episode season 2 which sees Henry Cavill leading the show as Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.
The first season of ‘The Witcher’ reportedly premiered in November 2019.