The Witcher Season 3 on Netflix Replaces a Major Character

One of the main antagonists for Season 3 of the popular fantasy series The Witcher has been recast, according to photos from the set of the Netflix production

The fiery sorcerer Rience, who was portrayed by actor Chris Fulton in Season 2, will now be played by Sam Woolf, according to Redanian Intelligence

It is presently unknown why the casting was changed, however it is assumed that a schedule dispute was the cause

The second season's fifth episode, "Turn Your Back," featured Rience in his first live-action performance. He is let out of jail and told to look for a masked man with Ciri

The fire mage's face was horribly scarred after his meeting with the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, who battled Rience to save the bard Jaskier, much like his fictional counterpart in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher trilogy

Recasting is nothing new in The Witcher Season 2, one of the Kaer Morhen monster slayers underwent a substantial reshoot

Thue Ersted Rasmussen, an actor, originated the role of Eskel

He had to abandon the project, nevertheless, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the ensuing industry shutdown

Basil Eidenbenz was appointed to succeed Eskel