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Entertainment

Web Desk
September 27, 2020

Netflix recasts the role of Eskel on ‘The Witcher’ due to this ‘heartbreaking’ reason

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Netflix recasts the role of Eskel on ‘The Witcher’ due to this ‘heartbreaking’ reason

Plans to recast the role of Eskel on The Witcher have brought forward a popularity storm. With Eskel being one of the most important characters according to the book, Netflix might find it hard to warm the character back into fans’ hearts following this change.

As per the book the show is based, Eskel and Geralt are practically brothers. Not only that but Eskel plays a paramount role in training Ciri, played by Freya Allan.

This ‘heartbreaking' decision was brought on the cast and crew as a result of scheduling conflicts. While Thue Ersted Rasmussen already shot a majority of his scenes as Geralt's fellow Witcher Eskel, the actor announced the reasoning behind this decision over on Instagram.

He wrote, "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. Everyone was extremely engaged and passionate about the project and it was a truly inspiring experience."

He concluded the post by both wishing the cast and crew the "best of luck with the rest of production" and also left fans with his own prediction for the show, claiming "season 2 will be absolutely amazing."