The Witcher: Showrunner Reveals Why Jaskier Doesn’t Have His Hat

By Abdullah Jawad
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Netflix’s The Witcher has been out for almost a month now. As many fans have already finished the series twice or even thrice, most of the eyes are now on the next season on The Witcher. If you’ve played the game, you’d know that Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, (and Jaskier, we couldn’t leave him behind) are the three main characters of this series. Talking about Jaskier, there have been many questions on why Jaskier didn’t have his hat.

The Witcher: Why Jaskier Doesn’t Have His Hat

The Witcher Jaskier
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In a Reddit Q&A, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich revealed the real reason why Jaskier in the series doesn’t have his hat. As the original plan was to add the hat in the first place, when they tried it on, the production team “couldn’t stop laughing.”

“Ah, yes, the hat! It was made, we tried it on Joey, and we couldn’t stop laughing. Will we try again? Sure. Nothing is impossible. And yes, we dropped the ball on aging him up over the course of the show. It’s hard to show the passage of time when everyone looks the same, so we’ll be approaching that differently in S2.”

Lauren S. Hissrich

So, this pretty much reveals why Jaskier doesn’t have a hat and why he didn’t age with The Witcher’s confusing timeline going back and forth. Filming for Season 2 will begin in the near future with the release expected next year in 2021. But as for Jaskier, we’ll definitely see him a bit differently in the next seasons of The Witcher.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the latest release in the Video Game franchise released on May 19, 2015, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title was released later in 2019 on the Nintendo Switch with the Netflix series launching on December 20, 2019.