The Witcher Season 2 Casts Vesemir

Kim Bodnia will play one of the oldest and most powerful Witchers.

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Kim Bodnia, best known for playing Konstatin in Killing Eve, will play Vesemir in Season 2 of Netflix's The Witcher. Vesemir is Geralt's teacher and one of the oldest and most powerful Witchers. Part of the Witcher Golden Age, Vesemir survived The Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly wiped out the Witchers. He is "fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on 'the Path' to slaying monsters."

"I am so thrilled to welcome Kim Bodnia to the cast of The Witcher," 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 will also receive a dedicated animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which follows his journey "after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise." The studio behind The Legend of Korra is in charge of the project and The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo will also participate.

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It could have been Mark Hamill, effing PepeHands in chat bois

Bodnia will probably do an excellent job, but still...

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Bleeder, and "I Kina spiser de hund" are two of my favorite movies. The Witcher crew is lucky to have him on board. He is a great actor.

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He's gonna do great. Mark Hamill has the face but his voice isn't deep/grisly enough for Vesemir. This guy is gonna do great. People were PISSED when they heard Henry Cavill was Geralt. Now they fucking love him and he became an instant internet icon. Haters need to relax.

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@DX1900: Very true. I was one of them, and boy was I ever wrong!

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Nice! He is a great danish actor, you should see "pusher"..

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Eh

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Looks like a good choice.

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A shame it's not Mark Hamill, he is perfect for the role.

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@gzaface: I know he has the chops to immerse in other roles, but I'd still rather let someone else take a spin. 90% of their choices have turned out to be surprisingly effective thus far.

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@gzaface: You can't put Mark Hamill in everything. Kim Bodnia is a superb actor and really underrated, I am sure he will be great as Vesemir

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@gzaface: he’s basically just had this role in Star Wars. It’d be hard to distance him from that

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I can see it. Give him a few scars and the motivation of a grumpy dad/grandpa.

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@mogan: I’ll coach him.

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@mogan: Yep; you can tell which media folks haven't spent time with the source material when they leave out "grumpy." ;)

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