The coronavirus froze the filming of the second season of The Witcher for Netflix back in March. Production resumed in August, but now the series has lost one of the main actors.
Due to COVID-19 and subsequent schedule changes, Thue Jersted Rasmussen resigned from his role as Eskel’s witcher. The actor has already managed to visit the set and appear in some scenes, but now he is reporting his departure from the series.
“Unfortunately, due to the postponement due to Covid-19, I will not portray Eskel in The Witcher. It’s certainly heartbreaking, but mostly I feel happy and grateful for the days I spent on set earlier this year. Everyone was extremely involved and passionate about the project and it was a truly inspiring experience”, wrote Rasmussen.
The actor wished the Witcher film crew good luck and noted that the second season would be amazing. Who will take the place of Rasmussen is unknown.
Recall that the release of the second season was scheduled for 2021. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich said that she plans to pay a lot of attention to the villains of the universe. In the second season of The Witcher, Cahir Maur Dyffin aep Keallah and Fringilla Vigo will receive more screen time. These two will continue their pursuit of Cirilla, and at the same time will give viewers more information about themselves.
In addition, Geralt’s mentor named Vesemir will appear in the series, who will be played by Kim Bodnia.