‘The Witcher’ Recasts Eskel Role Ahead of Season 2, Adding Basil Eidenbenz

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With COVID-19 ruining production schedules for many shows, it comes as no surprise that recasting or cast members leaving shows will become more common in the coming months. The Witcher previously announced that the role of Eskel, a character that will debut in season two of the fantasy series, has been recast as a result of original actor Thue Ersted Rasmussen no longer being able to complete the role due to other commitments. Deadline has announced exclusively that Basil Eidenbenz will take over the part of Eskel, a character popular with fans of the books and the games.

 

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Rasmussen filmed several scenes for the show in March before production shut down, and those have been re-filmed as the crew and cast returned to the set this fall. In a statement on Instagram, Rasmussen praised the cast and crew while adding that he will look forward to watching the show as a fan. Eidenbenz added in an Instagram story that he is honored to take on the character from Rasmussen.

The Witcher will return soon on Netflix, though no premiere date has been set yet.

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