‘The Witcher’ Casts Kim Bodnia as Vesemir for Season 2
“Killing Eve” alum Kim Bodnia has been cast in the role, one with a very important connection to Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, for the Netflix fantasy’s upcoming second season, the streaming service announced Friday.
“A charming relic of the witcher Golden Age, Vesemir is the oldest and most experienced witcher in our series, as well as a father figure to Geralt,” Netflix said in a statement. “As one of the survivors of The Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly exterminated the Witchers, he is fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on ‘the Path’ slaying monsters.”
“I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of ‘The Witcher,'” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in a statement. “I have admired his unique talents in shows like Killing Eve and The Bridge, and cannot wait for him to bring strength, tenacity, and warmth to the character of Vesemir, who is such an integral part of our upcoming season.”