Netflix announced Thursday afternoon that Killing Eve alumn Kim Bodnia has been cast as Vesemir in Season 2 of the smash-hit fantasy series The Witcher.
The streaming giant describes Vesemir’s character as: “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.”
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“I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of The Witcher,” series showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said. “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.”
Vesemir isn’t the only new Witcher fans will see in Season 2. A recent casting announcement revealed that Yasen Atour (Young Wallender), Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders), and Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) were announced to play the roles of Coen, Lambert, and Eskel–respectively–three more Witchers with whom Geralt shares a brotherhood with.
Netflix renewed The Witcher for a season season before it even debuted. The streaming giant clearly knew it had something special on its hands as the show went on to have the biggest season one debut in Netflix history and was watched by over 76 million households in its first month.
The Witcher Season 2 will premiere sometime in 2021.