Killing Eve vet Kim Bodnia has found a new kind of mentorship role on The Witcher: The actor — who plays Villanelle’s handler Konstantin on the aforementioned BBC America hit — has joined Season 2 of the Netflix drama as Vesemir, the oldest and most experienced Witcher in the series. He is also a father figure to Henry Cavill’s Geralt.
“As one of the survivors of The Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly exterminated the Witchers, [Vesemir] is fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on ‘the Path’ slaying monsters,” the official character description reads.
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Previously announced cast additions for the upcoming season include Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones‘ Tormund Giantsbane) as recluse Nivellen; Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coën, a witcher from Poviss; Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, a powerful bruxa; Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as the witcher Lambert; Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Denmark’s Sygeplejeskolen) as Eskel, Geralt’s friend from his youth; Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, a sorceress; and Mecia Simson (Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model) as the preternaturally beautiful elf Francesca.
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