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Kim Bodnia to Play Vesemir in The Witcher Season 2

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Kim Bodnia, who plays Konstantin Vasiliev in Killing Eve, has joined the cast of Netflix’s  The Witcher Season 2. The Danish actor will play Vesemir, the Continent’s oldest and most experienced Witcher. He’s the father figure to Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia.

“I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of The Witcher,” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, The Umbrella Academy) 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 was mentioned in the first season of the series and there were previously rumors that Mark Hamill was interested in the role.

The second season of The Witcher began production in the UK this month for a planned launch on the streaming service in 2021.

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 fan-favourite Jaskier.

New cast members for The Witcher Season Two also include Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast & 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.

Stephen Surjik (The Umbrella Academy) will direct episodes 201 and 202, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) helms episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) is taking on episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels) directs episodes 206 and 207.

Other returning cast members 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, and Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz.

Also back are 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, and Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallender) as Sabrina.

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.

Are you looking forward to The Witcher Season Two? What do you think about the new cast members? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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