The Dijin

We are all familiar with the stories of the Djinn (Jinn or Genie) trapped in a bottle or lamp that grants you three wishes. 'The Djinn are basically gleaned from Middle Eastern fairytales, almost like the story of Aladdin,' Tomasz Baginski says. But in The Witcher, the Djinn are a little different.

'This is a mischievous genie-like creature. The thing about the Djinns is that they tend to put a twist on your wishes, so that they aren’t exactly what you intend because they like to have a little fun with you, but it’s not always fun for the holder of the wishes,' Sneha Koorse says.

Charlotte Brändström, director of episodes five and six, says, 'I think the most difficult scene to film as a director was the Djinn because the Djinn is invisible. I wondered, ‘How do we film something that's totally invisible?’ So, it's the effect it has on its environment that we needed to look into.'

Anya Chalotra explains from her character’s point of view, 'Yennefer knows Djinns are incredibly powerful, and if she becomes a vessel of one she may be able to harness that power.'

Henry Cavill affirms, 'Geralt is aware the Djinns are thought to be naughty little creatures; however, he’s desperate to find a cure for his insomnia and believes they can help. But when the Djinn comes out it wreaks havoc and dramatically alters Geralt’s plans.’