In Netflix’s The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia fights monsters and searches for young Ciri so he can keep her safe. But, while many turn to Geralt for safety and guidance, who does Geralt turn to? Well, no one in season one. But that is set to change with the latest news about casting for season two.

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Netflix just announced that Kim Bodnia has been cast as Vesemir. Fans of the books and fans of The Witcher video game are rejoicing about the news that Uncle Vesemir will appear in the next season. For the uninitiated, here’s who Vesemir is.  He is a charming relic of the witcher Golden Age, Vesemir is the oldest and most experienced witcher on The Continent 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.

Killing Eve fans will recognize Bodnia from his role as Konstantin in the series. The Witcher showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich says of Bodnia, “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.”

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Bodnia joins previously announced additions for season two including Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Born as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross  as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson as Francesca.

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The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as fan favorite and bard, Jaskier.

The Witcher season two is currently in production for an 8 episode season. Season one is currently available, here

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Kearns