Netflix announced that “The Dragon Prince” is coming back with a new season. The announcement was made during the series’ WonderCon panel in Anaheim, California, where fans in attendance were the first to hear that “The Dragon Prince: Season 3” is on the books and on its way.
According to the company’s announcement, season three will have nine episodes. Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere date at this time, so fans will have to wait a little longer to know when the new episodes are hitting Netflix.
The animated series first debut on the video streaming service in the fall of 2018. The first season had nine episodes and became a hit with fans all around the world. The success of the first season earned the animated series a quick renewal from Netflix, and another nine episodes were released in February 2019.
The series is produced by Wonderstorm and led by co-creators Aaron Ehasz (head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3).
Since its debut in September 2018, The Dragon Prince has been a top ten digital original and has captivated a large and passionate fan community. Both seasons have a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and fans at the event seemed overjoyed to hear that the show is coming back with new episodes.
Looking ahead to the new season, the story finds Rayla and Callum finally at the cusp of entering Xadia, while young Ezran returns home to take his place on the throne. Meanwhile, Lord Viren begins to realize the influence and power of his new ally – the mysterious startouch elf, Aaravos.
The studio teased the new seasons adding, “As several storylines unfold in big ways, this season will be massively epic!”
If you’re new to the Wonderstorm studio, it was founded in 2016 by former creative leaders of Riot Games, Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond, and Justin Santistevan. Wonderstorm executives have produced and developed award-winning, premier media content for both TV and games, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, League of Legends and the Uncharted series. The Dragon Prince is simultaneously being developed as a series and video game.