The Witcher has found its new Eskel in Basil Eidenbenz.
Deadline brings word that Basil Eidenbenz has signed on to replace Thue Ersted Rasmussen in its live-action adaptation of The Witcher starring Henry Cavill. Eidenbenz is taking over the role of Eskel, a longtime friend and fellow Witcher of Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia.
Thue Ersted Rasmussen was originally cast as Eskel back in February and filmed scenes for The Witcher season two that same month and early March before filming was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rasmussen had to then leave the series due to scheduling conflicts caused by COVID-19.
Production on the second season of The Witcher is currently underway, with Netflix taking several measures to protect its cast and crew members from the coronavirus. Henry Cavill recently shared a behind-the-scenes photo from season two, showing makeup and hairstylists working on his look.
Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
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