It appears that Netflix has to look for someone else to play Eskel on the screen in The Witcher Season 2. Actor Thue Rasmussen took up to Instagram to announce that he won’t be portraying the character in the sophomore season due to scheduling conflicts caused by the COVID-19 ongoing health emergency. The streaming service hasn’t yet released any statement about the situation.
“Sadly, due to the rescheduling because of Covid-19, I will not be portraying Eskel in The Witcher,” Rasmussen wrote. “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. A heartful thank you to all the fans who wrote me lovely, encouraging messages.”
You can check Rasmussen’s full message here below.
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In the books and the videogames, Eskel is one of the many witchers who travel on The Continent. Like his way more famous peer Geralt of Rivia, he studied at Kaer Morhen’s School of the Wolf under the eyes of the demanding Master Vesemir. He and Geralt grew up to be friends during the witcher trials. Even though he never became as popular as the White Wolf, Eskel equaled in experience his long time friend. Unlike Geralt, he doesn’t seem to be fond of mages and sorceresses, Yennefer particularly.
Rasmussen is mostly known for Danish productions, but he will next appear in the upcoming Fast and Furious sequel F9. The sophomore season of The Witcher will debut on Netflix somewhere in 2021.
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