If you haven’t seen The Dragon Prince, you’re missing out!
Created by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, The Dragon Prince is a fantasy computer-animated series set in a fantasy world on the continent of Xadia where humans, elves, dragons and other animals and magical creatures live. If you’re a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender (which Ehasz was the head director/writer for), The Dragon Prince would likely appeal to you.
The Dragon Prince’s main cast is made up of Sasha Rojen who voices the young prince of Katolis named Ezran, Jack DeSena who portrays Ezran’s older half brother named Callum, and Paula Burrows who plays Rayla, a Moonshadow Elf assassin.
The first season debuted in 2018 and the second earlier this year. Season 3 has been confirmed but with no release date yet. The first two seasons are currently showing on Netflix.
What’s inside The Art of The Dragon Prince
While fans are anticipating the third season, Wonderstorm and Netflix have partnered with comic book publisher Dark Horse to create “The Art of The Dragon Prince”.
This is a hardcover book with 182 pages of concept sketches, preliminary designs and first impressions from the first three seasons — all of which have never been released publicly before. The book will go on sale at US$39.99 on 7 July 2020.
About Season 3
According to IGN, here’s the official description for Season 3 of The Dragon Prince series:
“Season 3 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. As several storylines unfold in big ways, this season will be massively epic.”
The show creators have said that the series would need seven seasons to complete the Dragon Prince saga. Hopefully, Netflix renews the series for each season because really, it’s that good!
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Ehasz and Richmond revealed a clip from Season 3, showing a flashback scene of Sol Regem, the first Dragon King of Xadia, confronting a dark-magic mage named Ziard, the first human to use dark magic. Sol demands that Ziard gives up dark magic but he refuses, resulting in the dragon calling him a lesser being.
According to Inverse, humanity’s usage of dark magic involves poaching magic creatures for their body parts and this creates a new conflict in Xadia between humans and other beings especially the dragons and elves. Dark magic by humans first occur during the Era of Sol Regem about 1,200 years before The Dragon Prince series. So this flashback scene is truly significant in the story as it explains how the divide first began.
Hopefully, we get an update soon on when the new Season 3 will begin streaming on Netflix!