Kim Bodnia (“Killing Eve“, “The Bridge”) has been cast in the role of Vesemir in the 8 episode second season of THE WITCHER.
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. 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. 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,” shared showrunner Lauren Schmit Hissrich.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
Returning to the cast for season two are Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) who leads the cast of THE WITCHER saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (“The ABC Murders”, Wanderlust) returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan (Third Day, Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Joey Batey (“Knightfall”, “Strike”) as Jaskier.
Other returning cast include MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (“Good Karma Hospital”) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (“Peterloo”) as Murta, Jeremy Crawford (“Titans”) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (“Twin Peaks”) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (“Marco Polo”) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (“House of Cards”) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (“Black Earth Rising”) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (“Hunter Street”) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, Therica Wilson Read (“Young Wallander”) as Sabrina
Previously announced new cast for season two include Yasen Atour (“Young Wallander”) as Coen, Agnes Born (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (“Peaky Blinders”) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acts as showrunner and executive producer. Executive producers include; Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jarosław Sawko.
The series will be directed by Stephen Surjik (“Umbrella Academy”), Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed), Ed Bazalgette (“The Last Kingdom”), and Geeta V. Patel (“Meet The Patels”).