The Witcher season 3 spoilers follow, which contains reference to suicide.
The Witcher season three may have only recently arrived but Joey Batey is already teasing fans with what they can expect from the next instalment.
The third season of the hit Netflix fantasy series was the final outing for Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia before Liam Hemsworth takes over the role. The explosive finale was not just transformative for Geralt, however, with Ciri and Yennefer both set up for exciting futures.
While little is known about what fans can expect from the already eagerly-anticipated fourth season, Jaskier star Batey has revealed that a fan favourite book moment could be brought to life.
“I’m just glad that Jaskier’s still in it. There’s a thing called the hanza, which I’m looking forward to exploring. It’s a bit of a fan favourite moment I think,” he told Metro.
In The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, the hanza is a group of people assembled by Geralt that band together to rescue Ciri, including Milva, Cahir, Regis, Angoulême and Dandelion – otherwise known as Jaskier.
Fans have been left reeling from the events of season three, with cast member MyAnna Buring opening up to Digital Spy on the fate of her character Tissaia.
The latest episodes saw the sorceress betrayed by Vilgefortz of Roggeveen, and, unable to deal with the heartbreak, take her own life. Following the emotional scenes, Buring spoke about whether the betrayal was something her character could have recovered from.
“I think she feels directly responsible for the death of all these incredible mages and humans,” she said. “She feels directly responsible for making choices that led to this war, to this horrific fallout.
“I think her lack of judgement… when it comes to Vilgefortz, it’s something that smacks her in the face. And at the end of the day, I don’t think she can see a universe where it’s better with her, you know?
“I know, it’s really sad. But I think, you know, what a horrific place to sort of be in. But ultimately, when you see that level of destruction, and you feel that you could have avoided it with better choices, I think it’s that sad, actually.”