Even though the show is called “The Witcher,” the supporting characters who interact with Geralt are just as crucial to the story. As Geralt moves through the world, slaying monsters and embarking on quests, he comes to realize that he’s bound by fate to the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Princess Ciri of Cintra (Freya Allen). Jaskier is there to witness it all, providing an ideal setup for the character to take center stage in his own story. There’s no doubt that Jaskier is important to the narrative, but Joey Batey thinks the character would grow tiresome after a while. In a 2022 interview with August Man, the actor was asked whether or not fans could expect a Jaskier spin-off series, and he wasn’t optimistic.
“I’m almost certain that that won’t happen, and that’s mostly because I think that would be the most annoying show for everyone involved,” Batey told the outlet with a laugh. “Let’s wait until the end and see where it goes, maybe we’d have a ‘Better Call Saul’ situation that’ll happen once we finish it all!”
With Henry Cavill’s exit looming overhead, seeing Joey Batey star in a Jaskier standalone project doesn’t sound too bad. However, Batey definitely has a firm grasp of the character and what’s going on behind the scenes, so it may be best to take his word on this front.