The set of Netflix’s hit show, The Witcher is to undergo deep cleaning after season 2 star Kristofer Hivju tested positive for the coronavirus.
Earlier this year, former Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju was confirmed to have been added to the second season of Netflix’s new show, The Witcher. Unfortunately today he revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. The production for The Witcher had already been suspended earlier today due to the coronavirus but Netflix had decided not to take any chances.
Not long after Kristofer Hivju revealed he had contracted the coronavirus it was discovered by Deadline that Netflix would be conducting a deep cleaning of all of the sets of The Witcher. Furthermore, Netflix also advised all staff members to self-quarantine. In an email to Deadline, Netflix said that production for The Witcher was already shutting down and had nothing to do with Kristofer Hivju testing positive for the coronavirus.
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher season 1 is now available on Netflix.