Netflix’s The Witcher Will Feature Fan-Favourite Game Character

Netflix’s The Witcher was officially shown off during San Diego Comic Con 2019, and viewers of the teaser trailer are seriously impressed with what they’ve seen so far.

The team behind the upcoming series have been quick to stress that they’re not going to be following the CD Projekt Red games as closely as they are the original novels, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see a few familiar roles in the show.

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Speaking with ComicBook during SDCC, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich was asked about Dandelion, the loveable bard and Geralt’s friend, and whether or not he’d be popping up in the show.

“We call him [his Polish name] Jaskier. Yeah, absolutely. Jaskier is 100% in the show,” Hissrich said. “It’s interesting, because people ask about Jaskier all the time and why we went with his original name.

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“It is funny, part of it was because when I read the books I read it as Dandelion (the flower), and then I listened to the audiobooks. Dandelion (pronounced Dan-dill-ion), how would I get that?”

How big of a role Dandel- I mean, Jaskier – will have in the series remains to be seen, but here’s hoping we won’t have too long to wait until the series drops on the streaming platform!

In case you missed the first teaser trailer for The Witcher, check it out in all its glory below.

The upcoming show’s official premise reads: “Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

“But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”

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We’re still waiting on an official release date for The Witcher series, but it’s expected to be dropping before the year is out.

The show will star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.

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