Los Angeles: Swiss actor Basil Edenbens, best known for his roles in the British series “Victoria” and “The Athena”, steps in to play Eskel in the second season of the Netflix series “The Witcher” after Thue Ersted Rasmussen leaves the show. Danish actor Rasmussen was originally cast in The role was pre-season two and even scenes were filmed in late February and early March before production was halted due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This week he announced that he had to leave the show “due to rescheduling due to COVID-19”. According to Deadline, Rasmussen was one of seven new members announced by Netflix on February 21. In front of Henry Cavill, production of the fictional drama “The Witcher”, which was filmed at Arborfield Studios in the United Kingdom, resumed on August 17th as Eidenbenz takes over the role of Eskel, The Witcher of the Wolf School with strong magical powers.
Rasmussen shared the news of his departure in an Instagram post on Wednesday, describing the decision to leave the show “heartbreaking”. “But I’m mostly happy and grateful for the days I spent on the set earlier this year … Good luck with the rest of the production. I’m sure Season Two is going to be so amazing, and now I’m watching it as a boy fan rather than a witch.”
Written by Lauren Schmidt Hesrich, The Witcher is based on the books and stories of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The series follows the intertwined fate of three individuals in the vast world of a continent, where different creatures struggle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil are not easily identifiable. Cavell leads the cast as Geralt alongside Anya Chalotra as Yennifer and Freya Allan as Siri.