Jaskier is a beloved character to fans of The Witcher series. And Joey Batey’s iteration of the bard is truly mesmerizing. Recently, rumors regarding Jaskier’s appearance in The Witcher: Blood Origin have made it onto the internet. Declan de Barra’s anticipated work on the miniseries sounds very promising. The Witcher: Blood Origin is both an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels as well as a prequel to Lauren S. Hissrich’s hit Netflix flagship series.
The show will depict a time 1200 years before the events of the main series that stars Henry Cavill as the lead. It will tell the tale of ancient Elven civilization before its devastating doom. It will also portray the very first advent of Witchers and explore the topic of the terrifying Conjunction of the Spheres.
The lead cast of Netflix’s upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin includes Michelle Yeoh. Accompanying her are stars like Sophia Brown, Laurence O’Fuarain, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis, Dylan Moran, Jacob Collins-Levy, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli and Francesca Mills. The show comes following the incredible success of both the seasons of its main series. As well as its excellently performing anime prequel film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf that delved into the earlier story of Vesemir.
In a way, the series serves as an expanding ground for Netflix’s franchise by fleshing out another late set in the Witcher universe. Most of the audience is still discussing the groundbreaking finale of The Witcher Season 2. Meanwhile, a new rumor surrounding a certain character’s presence in its prequel series has caught the attention of many fans.
Only recently, Redanian Intelligence published a report that reveals some interesting details. The Witcher: Blood Origin will bring back the main series’ Jaskier as a character in the upcoming series. According to the rumor, the beloved bard Jaskier will be seen in a tavern as he narrates the story of the prequel show. And soon, an elf will chip in by saying how the bard is just overemphasizing his tale. Also, the said elf is believed to have been a prominent part of the main storyline.
While it has been proven that Redanian Intelligence usually brings in true information, they have sometimes been wrong too. For instance, the source’s previous report that revealed Natalie Dormer’s casting for The Witcher Season 2 eventually turned out to be false.
Regardless, we have certain facts about The Witcher: Blood Origin that are confirmed. The prequel show is set 1200 years before the events of its flagship series. So considering the show’s intentions of including the fan-favorite bard into the show, the only way that makes sense is a flashback featuring Jaskier and a strange elf as they sing the tale. Not only that, The Witcher Season 2 ended with Jaskier still at Kaer Morhen.
In his last appearance, he was seen alongside the team of Witchers as they fought Voleth Meir while she possessed Ciri. His role as a mere tavern telling tales will allow the series to fill the time gap between his Season 1 presence and his return in The Witcher Season 2. Also, the character and his witty songs have already entertained the fans too much. Particularly, Season 1’s viral sensation “Toss A Coin to Your Witcher”. Which is why the creators would try to include the character to commercialize the franchise. Thus ensure their place in the fantasy world as a pleasing one.
After the interesting finale of The Witcher Season 2, viewers have ample questions that need answering. Fortunately, the franchise has decided to keep fans occupied with The Witcher: Blood Origin. Everything the show promises to deliver only adds to Netflix’s fantasy world to build further.
Netflix is yet to reveal the release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. But the show assures a grand depiction of the origins of the first Witcher. As well as the exploration of the events of the Conjunction of the Spheres. With such big undertakings on the way, expectations for the prequel are definitely soaring. Will it match the critical acclaim received by its predecessor? Or surpass it? We will know in time. The Witcher: Blood Origin will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2022.