Scheduling woes force Netflix to recast a key role in The Witcher

published 27.09.2020 17:40

Scheduling woes force Netflix to recast a key role in I get to watch it as a fanboy instead of as The Witcher series has been forced to recast a major character following ongoing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Though filming for the second season kicked off as planned at the beginning of the year, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to filming, and subsequent rescheduling plans means Thue Ersted Rasmussen - who was slated to portray Eskel - is unable to reprise his role.

"Sadly, due to the rescheduling because of Covid-19, I will not be portraying Eskel in The Witcher," Rasmussen said in the statement (thanks, GamesRadar+).

ICYMI, Lauren Hissrich, showrunner for The Witcher Netflix series, recently announced a new six-part series called The Witcher: Blood Origin.

"I've always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent, and now fans will have a chance to explore it with [Declan de Barra] in a prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

by Vikki Blake from eurogamer.net

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