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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 Halts Production Due to COVID

Geralt of Rivia is laying down his sword for a bit. Netflix has halted production of The Witcher season three due to COVID-19. The news comes amid unconfirmed online rumors that star Henry Cavill tested positive for the virus, but the streamer is only saying that filming has “paused due to COVID and we will […]

‘The Witcher’ Casts 4 Actors in Season 3 Roles, Including Hugh Skinner

The Witcher is bolstering its season 3 cast with a quartet of actors to play characters that are largely familiar to fans of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books. Netflix announced Thursday that the fantasy drama has added Robbie Amell (Upload), Meng’er Zhang (Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings), Hugh Skinner (Fleabag) and Christelle Elwin (Half […]

‘Book of Boba Fett’ Debuts, ‘Cobra Kai’ Rises to No. 1 on Streaming Chart

The Book of Boba Fett debuted in the top 10 of Nielsen’s streaming rankings, but it came up well short of the No. 1 spot — which was claimed by Cobra Kai as the calendar switched to 2022. The Star Wars series opened with 389 million minutes of viewing time on Disney+ in the week […]

‘Hawkeye’ Hits Series High in Streaming Rankings for Finale Week

The finale of Hawkeye on Disney+ helped drive the show’s biggest viewing tally in the week of Dec. 20-26. Netflix’s The Witcher, meanwhile, grew in the week after its second season premiered and remained far and away the most watched title in Nielsen’s streaming rankings. Hawkeye recorded 938 million minutes of viewing time during Christmas […]

‘The Witcher’ Ascends in Streaming Rankings; December Platform Shares Steady

The second season premiere of The Witcher catapulted the show to the top of the streaming rankings for Dec. 13-19 — and it likely played a sizable role in helping streaming platforms set a usage record the following week. Those are two key takeaways from the latest sets of Nielsen streaming numbers. In the weekly […]

‘The Witcher’ Boss Talks Season One Regrets, Future Spin-Offs and Putting Her Stamp on the Franchise

On the day of The Witcher’s season 2 Netflix launch, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich planned to not be busy at all. Following the show’s London premiere and a full press tour just weeks prior, Hissrich was finally able to wind down, hanging out at her Los Angeles home with her husband and kids.  “I’m, like, […]

Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick Best Twist, Weirdest Sex Scene and More 2021 Small-Screen Superlatives

The Hollywood Reporter's TV critics wrap up a year of television with honors celebrating specifics from best accent to best bad acting and more.

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 2: TV Review

The second season of the epic fantasy series picks up with Geralt (Henry Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) in the aftermath of battle.

This Week in TV: ‘The Witcher,’ Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Claws’ Final Season

With the end of the year approaching and a lot of people looking toward time off for the holidays — and thus perhaps some extra time to watch a little TV — several high-profile streaming series are set to launch between Dec. 16 and 22. They include the return of The Witcher, a Yellowstone prequel, […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in December 2021

Jane Campion-directed Western The Power of the Dog, the second season of fantasy drama The Witcher and climate disaster satire Don’t Look Up are among the most anticipated titles hitting Netflix in December. Based on the 1967 novel of the same name, The Power of the Dog drops on Dec. 1 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch […]

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 New Footage Includes First Look at Kristofer Hivju

Netflix revealed several new videos and news promoting The Witcher season two and its upcoming prequel limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin. As part of the network’s Tudum online fan event held Saturday, the streamer released two clips from the long-awaited sophomore season of its fantasy flagship series The Witcher, plus a behind-the-scenes video from […]

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’: Film Review

The hit fantasy drama takes a detour into the past for a stand-alone animated adventure about a dashing witcher named Vesemir (voiced by Theo James).