Netflix has announced that Kim Bodnia (The Bridge) will play a key role in season two of The Witcher as Vesemir, mentor and father figure to Geralt of Rivia.
The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than the beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward the powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and young princess Ciri (Freya Allan) with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Vesemir (Kim Bodnia) is a charming relic of the witcher Golden Age. 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.
Showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, said: “I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of The Witcher. 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.”
Other new cast members include Kristofer Hivju (Game Of Thrones) as Nivellen and Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, with MyAnna Buring (Kill List) to return as Tissaia and Lars Mikkelsen (House Of Cards) as Stregobor.
Season two of The Witcher has already begun production in the UK, and is slated for release in early 2021.