For nearly two years fans have been asking who would be cast as Vesemir in Netflix’s The Witcher, opposite to Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia. Offers have been made to Mark Hamill, Mads Mikkelsen and Michael Keaton, but now it’s official: Vesemir will be played by Danish actor Kim Bodnia!
Today, February 28, Netflix has officially announced that Kim Bodnia will be joining The Witcher cast as Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor and father figure. Bodnia has recently appeared in such productions as Killing Eve and The Bridge.
The official press release describes Vesemir as a charming relic of the witcher Golden Age. He 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.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich comments: “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.”
Filming at Kaer Morhen with Ciri, Geralt, Vesemir and other witchers is expected to start within the next few weeks. We’re interested to see what Kim Bodnia will bring to the table and The Continent!