The upcoming second season of Netflix's The Witcher series just lost one of its stars as Thue Rasmussen who was set to portray Eskel has just confirmed his withdrawal from the hit action-fantasy show due to scheduling conflicts brought upon by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirming the unfortunate news via Instagram, Rasmussen said: "Sadly, due to the rescheduling because of Covid-19, I will not be portraying Eskel in The Witcher," a part of his statement writes. "It's heartbreaking, of course, but I mostly feel happy and grateful for the days I got to spend on set earlier this year. Everyone was extremely engaged and passionate about the project and it was a truly inspiring experience." Read the full announcement here:
The Witcher Season 2 is slated to in 2021 drop exclusively on Netflix.
The streaming service and The Witcher's showrunners have yet to comment regarding the matter but expect them to look for a new actor who will portray Eskel, who in The Witcher saga is a vital character that they can't afford to drop. It's quite unfortunate, really but there's nothing we can do about it. It just goes to show how unpredictable the entertainment landscape has become due to the coronavirus pandemic.