28 Dec 2019 3:09 PM +00:00 UTC

The Witcher Star Explains Jaskier's Character Development in Netflix Series

We already know that The Witcher is all about Geralt of Rivia but that doesn't mean that the Netflix series didn't have other equally interesting characters. For instance, there's Jaskier (Dandelion from the books), who is the genius behind the show's irresistible opening tune. But there's more to Jaskier than just being able to write a catchy song, and Joey Batey says it has a lot to do with his character development.

Batey recently spoke to Comicbook.com about his character and he confirmed that Jaskier changes so much in the first season.

"He was quite foppish. He always plays up to the idiot role. I think a lot of this silliness that we hear and a lot of the humor is him disarming people around him by playing that role of not quite knowing what's going on when actually, he probably does," Batey said. He then added that Jaskier learns a lot more in every episode.


"Actually, throughout the series, it was really nice letting some of that knowledge and that actual wisdom in, very slowly and steadily, so that by the time we reached the end of his arc in season one, there is a man who stands before you, not this 20-year-old boy," Batey shared. "There's an early thirties guy who has lived, who has gone on these adventures, seen the world, seen the horrors of the world, and yet still has that joy and that joie de vivre about him, but with an understanding, a profound understanding of what it means to be a friend and to try and make their way in the world."

Although it sounds like Jaskier has gone through so much, there is more to look forward to in The Witcher Season 2. Batey admitted he's already looking forward to playing the character again next year. Needless to say, we're hoping that Jaskier will have more awesome things to do in the second season.

The first season of The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix.

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