‘The Witcher’ Becomes First Major TV Drama Made In The UK To Be Halted By Coronavirus
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has halted manufacturing on The Witcher for 2 weeks, making it the primary main TV present produced within the UK to be grounded by the chaos being attributable to coronavirus.
The Henry Cavill fantasy drama is made in-house by Netflix and is filmed at Arborfield Studios, which is round 40 miles west of London. Manufacturing crew have been instructed in an e-mail final evening concerning the resolution to pause manufacturing, however they are going to proceed to be paid by Netflix in the course of the filming hiatus.
A supply near The Witcher manufacturing staff instructed Deadline: “We’ve got made the choice, efficient instantly, to pause manufacturing for 2 weeks throughout this tough time… this can enable everybody the time to make knowledgeable selections about the way to transfer ahead.”
They added: “The coronavirus has raised difficult points for everybody engaged on set on productions for Netflix. We’re very grateful for all of the work everybody has achieved to maintain solid and crew protected throughout this pandemic.”
It follows Netflix’s blanket resolution final week to close down productions within the U.S. and Canada. Exhibits made exterior of the U.S. are being assessed on a case-by-case foundation, making The Witcher the primary main worldwide casualty.
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Deadline understands that Netflix’s independently-produced exhibits within the UK are additionally being inspired to wind down for 2 weeks. The streamer at present has lower than 5 third-party exhibits in manufacturing, however this does embrace Left Financial institution Footage-produced The Crown. Netflix discussions with Left Financial institution are ongoing.