The Witcher Season 3 Recasts a Major Character 

Photos from the set of Netflix's The Witcher show one of the major antagonists for Season 3 of the hit-fantasy show has been recast. 

Redanian Intelligence reported the fiery sorcerer, Rience, played by actor Chris Fulton in Season 2, will now be played by Sam Woolf. 

The reason for the switch is currently unknown but it is speculated the recast was necessary due to a scheduling conflict. 

Rience made his live-action debut in the fifth episode of Season 2, "Turn Your Back."

He is freed from prison and sent to hunt Ciri for a mysterious figure. 

Much like his novel counterpart in Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher saga 

the fire mage's face was horrifically scarred during his encounter with the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, who battled Rience to save the bard Jaskier.