When the Witcher Netflix series was announced, fans were excited to know they’d have more experiences in the beloved fantasy world. Of course, the question then became who’d play the iconic roles of Geralt and his band of friends. Henry Cavill, best known for Superman, will be playing the role of Geralt himself, with some lesser known actors and actresses filling the roles of characters like Yennefer and Ciri.
Of course, one of the bigger characters in the Witcher series is Dandelion, also known as Jaskier. Dandelion is a smarmy bard and Geralt’s closest friend, who ends up getting him in more trouble than anything else.
We have a few picks on actors that should play the role of Dandelion, based on both looks and experience. Keep in mind the Witcher Netflix series will, of course, be an adaption of the book series and not the video games. However, we’re still using the video portrayal of Dandelion as a baseline for what the character should look like. Now, without further ado, here are five actors that should play Dandelion (Jaskier) in the Witcher Netflix series.
Actors That Should Play Dandelion (Jaskier) In The Witcher Netflix Series
Tom Hiddleston is, obviously, best known for his phenomenal portrayal of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The mythology-based Marvel characters actually has a lot in common with Dandelion from the Witcher, and Hiddleston’s overly cocky, sarcastic portrayal of Loki would make him a great fit for Dandelion.
However, Hiddleston has tons of other acting credits outside of Marvel. Early on in his career, the British actor gained experience in stage plays with Donmar Warehouse. This included playing Cassio in Othello, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor.
He’s also played roles in the BBC television films Henry IV and Henry V. These experiences playing historical characters give him a strong basis for the medieval fantasy world of The Witcher.
To top it all of his general look and upbeat personality simply make him a shoe-in for the role of Geralt’s closest friend.