Due to the COVID-19 pandemic rescheduling, actor Thue Rasmussen has been forced to leave his role of Eskel for Season 2 of The Witcher.

COVID-19 has been hitting every industry hard this year. It’s reduced KFC stores but also improved sales in the weirdest places. Unfortunately, it’s caused some issues for Netflix’s Original series of The Witcher.

Way back in February, Netflix announced the new casting of Thue Rasmussen for the role of Eskel for season two. Filming began shortly after the announcement but had to be stopped by mid-March due to the rise of the pandemic.

While production has begun again, due to scheduling issues Thue Rasmussen has had to step away from the role. As CBR reported, the announcement was made over an Instagram post. This is what he had to say.

“Sadly, due to the rescheduling because of Covid-19, I will not be portraying Eskel in The Witcher. It’s heartbreaking, of course, but I mostly feel happy and grateful for the days I got to spend on set earlier this year”.

Thanking his fans, he said “a heartfelt thank you to all the fans who wrote me lovely, encouraging messages. I wish everyone on the show the best of luck with the rest of production. I’m sure season 2 will be absolutely amazing and now I get to watch it as a fanboy instead of as a Witcher.”

The character of Eskel is one of the witchers set to appear at Kaer Morhen. His character is described as having a large scar over his face and a metallic voice in the novels. It will be exciting to see who gets to engage in this role as a replacement.

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The other actors in the cast of The Witcher include Kim Bodnia playing Vesemir, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Yasen Atour as Coën. The new season will also feature Joel Adrian as Hemrik, created for the Netflix series.

Check out this trailer for The Witcher.

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