The character of Eskel on ‘The Witcher’ has been recast going into the show’s second season. The show had casted the character with Thue Ersted Rasmussen but he dropped out due to conflicting scheduling. The show has just announced they have recasted the character with Basil Eidenbenz.
Basil Eidenbenz is a Swiss actor who has had roles in ‘The Favourite’, ‘The Athena’, and ‘Victoria’. His new character in ‘The Witcher’, Eskel, is the best friend to the main character, Geralt of Rivia played by Henry Caville. The show had to halt filming due to COVID-19 but started back up August 17th. The second season is projected to premiere sometime in 2021.