Henry Cavill isn’t just Superman these days. Besides donning the cape in the DC Comic movies, he’s also starring in a major television show as well. But recent events for the actor have that show going through a bunch of production and timing struggles right now. Netflix’s The Witcher had to delay its filming once again because Cavill suffered an on-set injury that forced him out of action for a period of time.
While performing a stunt for the show, Henry Cavill apparently suffered a hamstring injury. He was being suspended in the air with a safety harness when he sustained the injury. It was originally described as something minor and it didn’t appear the production schedule was in jeopardy, but that appears to have not been the case.
At first, when Henry Cavill got hurt, production was apparently still going on and presumably they were working on aspects of the show not involving the star. But with this latest news, it appears the production actually halted for the better part of December and Janaury and now they are delayed in the schedule by more than a month.
And this isn’t the first setback for Henry Cavill and The Witcher. Netflix had originally picked up the show for the second season of eight episodes and filming commenced in early 2020. But like much of the rest of the entertainment industry, pandemic-related shutdowns and closing stopped that in its tracks. Then, when things looked like they were going to ramp back up, an actor on the show tested positive for Covid-19 and they went dark again.
This kind of on-again-off-again issues in production have plagued the show and this latest news on Henry Cavill sure point to a very uneven year for getting the second season wrapped up. But it does look like, barring any further setbacks (famous last words) that The Witcher will be done with filming at the end of March.
The Witcher, based on the fantasy book of the same name, was a surprise hit for Netflix back in 2019. It tells the story of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) a monster hunter. According to Netflix’s report, the final two episodes of the first season were streamed by 76 million viewers, making it the most-watched first season of a show the platform ever had. While it didn’t perform as well with critics, it found a core audience for sure.
The second season of The Witcher, with more than five months of delays, Henry Cavill’s injury included looks like it’s now set to release on Netflix in October of this year. So even with the prolonged issues, we might be nearing the finish line. They just need to fade another calamity.
In the meantime, Henry Cavill will be hitting the screen in one of the most-anticipated series we’ve had in some time. That will be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which will be on HBO Max in March of this year. It will be the director’s original vision for the superhero all-star team finally playing out on screen.