Having recently confirmed the casting of Game of Thrones favourite Kristofer Hivju, The Witcher‘s second season has now filled the role of one the source material’s most iconic characters in the form of Killing Eve‘s Kim Bodnia.
According to Deadline, Bodnia will take the role of Vesemir , one of the oldest Witchers in the Continent, and something of a father figure to Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia.
Commenting on the casting, The Witcher 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.”
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri, along with Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Tom Canton, Lilly Cooper, Jeremy Crawford, Eamon Farren, Mahesh Jedu, Terence Maynard, Lars Mikkelson, Mimi Ndiweni, Royce Pierreson, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, Anna Shaffer, Therica Wilson Read, Carmel Laniado. Kristofer Hivju, Paul Bullion, Yasen Atour, Thue Ersted Rasmussen, Aisha Fabienne Ross, Mecia Simson, Agnes Bjorn and Kim Bodnia.