The Witcher, which was among the most popular and most watched productions of 2019, decided to continue for the second season. The leading roles of the series are Henry Cavill as Geralt, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, while new names were added to the main cast. One of them was Thue Ersted Rasmussend as Eskel.
Adapted from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel series of the same name, The Witcher tells the story of The Last Wish, the second of the novels in season one.
The main story of the series, which consists of eight episodes in the first season, is about the time until the stories and paths of the creature hunter character Geralt of Rivia, the powerful and impressive wizard Yennefer, and princess Ciri came together.
After the success of the series, it was announced that the shooting of the 2nd season will begin in February 2020. However, it had to be the first series to stop shooting in the UK due to the pandemic. After a long break, shooting resumed on 17 August. But after that, a change occurred in the casting of the series.
In a note he posted on Wednesday, Thue Ersted Rasmussen announced that he had to leave the series. Expressing his gratitude to his fans, Rasmussen said he was grateful for his time on set in January. He stated that the reason for this separation was rescheduling due to COVID-19.
You can see his post down below.
Basil Eidenbenz was chosen to play the role of Ester to replace Rasmussen. The actor who started filming is known for his roles in Victoria and The Athena and Canada’s X Company.
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