After facing epidemic delays and injuries, Henry Cavill is revealing more details about the show’s developing universe, notably with the addition of Kim Bodnia to the cast as Vesemir, the man who took in Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia and transformed him into a deadly monster hunter.
Working with Bodnia is one of Cavill’s favorite Season 2 sequences, as he reveals in a new interview, because it allowed him to show more of Geralt than simply his proclivity for grunting and perfectly timed F-bombs.
“Kim and I were discussing the emotionality of these characters, and Kim brings some powerful emotion to [the role] and a real sense of soul and heart and connection to the wild and connection to nature,” Cavill told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s beautiful to watch and beautiful to be a part of. Some of my favorite scenes I got to perform with Kim. He does bring something really special to the character, and I think people are really going to enjoy it.”
While the Netflix series skews more closely to the novels, Vesemir is also a fan-favorite character from The Witcher video games, so his presence in the new season will be a welcome addition for both gamers and readers.
The official summary for The Witcher Season 2 is as follows:
Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, convinced that Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons fight for supremacy on the outside, he must safeguard the girl from a far more terrifying threat: the unknown power she possesses within.