Actor Joey Batey hints about Jaskier’s plot for Season 3 of The Witcher after his recent appearance in the prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin. The main character in the popular fantasy series on Netflix is Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a monster hunter with magical enhancements whose fate is linked to Princess Ciri’s (Freya Allen). Anya Chalotra as the quarter-elf sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Joey Batey as the wandering bard Jaskier frequently join Geralt on his journeys across the Continent. The cheery bard may also be seen in the brand-new prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, which debuted on Netflix on December 25.
The Witcher’s forthcoming season will have its greatest episodes yet, according to Batey, who recently revealed this in an interview with GamesRadar+ to promote The Witcher: Blood Origin. A third season of The Witcher will have at least one, and maybe more, love interests for Jaskier, according to The Witcher actor. Here is what he said:
For me when I first read the scripts, they were the best scripts that I think we’ve done so far. There are some things from the books that I think fans are going to really, really enjoy. And some really lovely key moments that are very epic. Jaskier also gets a little bit of a love interest – maybe more than one.
Exploring Jaskier’s Bloodline and Its Impact on His Witcher Season 3 Story
The prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin opens with a scene on a battlefield set sometime around The Witcher season 2, despite most of the events taking place 1,200 years before the regular series. Jaskier is already well-known at this point as the Sandpiper, a smuggler who gained the trust of the Scoia’tel by aiding in the rescue of Elves from the Temerian army. Time inexplicably freezes around Jaskier as he is spared by a shape-shifting being known as Sencha, who gives the bard a crucial assignment, just as he is about to face a certain death.
From that point on, Jaskier is forced to listen to the narrative of the Conjunction of the Spheres, the Legend of the Seven, and the birth of the first Witcher, which is the main focus of the prequel series. Given that Jaskier may be a descendant of Éile, it is evident that these events are essential to the bard’s past and serve to establish his function in The Witcher season 3. This is because The Witcher: Blood Origin is framed as a narrative given to Jaskier. It’s unclear what threat Geralt and the Continent will face in The Witcher season 3, but it probably has something to do with the past Jaskier discovered in The Witcher: Blood Origin.
What Can We Anticipate From Jaskier’s Story Arc In The Witcher Season 3?
There are various cues from the source material that implies who Jaskier’s love interests in The Witcher season 3 may be. Jaskier is based on a character from Andrzej Sapkowski’s writings by the name of Dandelion who develops love relationships with a number of different people during the course of the narrative, including Anna Henrietta, Vespula, and Essi Daven. Although it’s unknown how closely Netflix’s adaptation will follow the novels in this area, more information will become available as The Witcher season 3 approaches its mid-2023 premiere.