There is little doubt that Jaskier is that one character in the series adaptation of The Witcher that had some major changes. In addition to toning down his colorful clothing, the show completely removes Dandelion's womanizing ways. Interestingly, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich found a great way to make Jaskier a better character.
Hissrich recently spoke to Vulture about The Witcher and she was quick to point out that one of her main goals was to change the way Jaskier is portrayed.
"How do we take a character who loves women and not play him as a womanizer?" Hissrich asked. "We didn't want to play him as someone who is just trolling around, taking advantage of helpless women. The solution was to not surround him with a bunch of helpless women who are standing around waiting to be taken advantage of."
Not surprisingly, this instantly changes the way that Jaskier acts around women.
"As soon as you up the strength of the female characters in the show, then you will immediately up the strength of the male characters as well," Hissrich continued. "This is something that is so misunderstood. Many think that if you have strong female characters, then obviously the men are weak. No. It makes men stronger too. Jaskier loves people. He loves women, especially. But what he loves is women who love him as well."
Jaskier was portrayed by Joey Batey in the series and we love how he made the character lovable without going too far. Needless to say, we can't wait to see more of Jaskier in the second season.
The Witcher Season 2 is currently in production and is expected to premiere on Netflix by 2021.