On November 3, 2022, the fourth season of The Dragon Prince will start. Fans have had to wait almost two years for this. After Season 4, there will be a 5th, 6th, and 7th and final season. The next season of The Dragon Prince on Netflix is called Mystery of Aaravos. Here’s what we know about it so far.
The Dragon Prince is an animated fantasy show that was made by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond for Netflix. Since Aaron Ehasz was the head writer for Avatar: The Last Airbender, it’s not surprising that The Dragon Prince has become so popular.
The Dragon Prince is one of the most popular animated series on Netflix. It is also being turned into a video game, and it has won awards like an Emmy for being a great animated show for kids.
Let’s start by looking at the official trailer for the next part of The Dragon Prince, which came out at NYCC. We also found out that the game will come out on November 3, 2022.
When Was the Dragon Prince Renewed for a Fourth Season?
Officially, the renewal is set for July 2020.
After waiting for more than 6 months, The Dragon Prince was finally renewed at Comic-Con in 2020, which was done remotely via Zoom (see below). This means that the creators will be able to see their vision through to season 7.
A big order of animated episodes isn’t unheard of, but in this case, it says a lot about how well the show is doing on the streaming service and what’s to come.
Each of the new seasons will have nine episodes, so by the time The Dragon Prince is over, there will have been 63 episodes.
Aside from the usual problems with cost and low viewership, the only reason the show might not be renewed is because Aaron Ehasz has been accused of sexual misconduct. Aaron Ehasz, who made The Dragon Prince, is being accused of making a “hostile environment for women.” The full truth hasn’t come out yet.
All accusations should be taken seriously. This may affect the future of the series, but no project is more important than an employee who has to suffer because of it.
Where is Season 4 of the Dragon Prince Being Made, and When Will It Be Available on Netflix?
Given how long it’s been since The Dragon Prince’s third season, you might be wondering what’s going on with the Netflix show.
In February 2021, the first sign that the community was upset about the lack of updates came. They wrote in a post:
“Since the full Saga was given the go-ahead, our team has been working hard to bring you the next part of The Dragon Prince with care, passion, and creativity. Even though the pandemic has affected every part of the process, the truth is that large-scale productions always take a long time. We’re writing the story and scripts, putting together the production team, and making new, exciting places for you to visit in Xadia. We can’t tell you when Season 4 will start right now, but we want you to know that it will be worth the wait!”
Just to give a little more background. Netflix usually orders animated shows a few weeks ahead of time. All of DreamWorks’ work on Netflix is like this, and titles often get orders for more than 10 episodes. This is so different from things like live-action movies because, as the above shows, animated movies are made in a very different way.
Then, in December 2021, there was another update that, among other things, talked at length about season 4. They said that seasons 4 through 6 will be a new “phase” of The Dragon Prince saga, while season 7 will be a separate story.
Our return is inevitable.
— The Dragon Prince (@thedragonprince) October 8, 2022
They talked about how complicated it is to make a show like this and how it took three years to make the first three seasons. They say, “We’re now using the same pattern of development for seasons 4, 5, and 6, which we started as soon as the show was renewed in 2020.
We’re also spending about the same amount of time up front to make sure the story arc for Phase 2 is just right.” Could that mean that the first set of episodes won’t come out until 2023 if the same pattern holds? Certainly, that shows that.
They then say that Season 4 is already being made, adding:
“At this point, the scripts for all nine episodes have been written, we’ve recorded the whole season with our amazing voice actors, the storyboards and animatics are done, and we’re now working with our partners at Bardel Entertainment to fully animate each episode.
This last stage of development usually takes the longest because it involves more steps like modeling, lighting, rendering, compositing, special effects, sound design, and editing. We still have a lot to do before season 4 is done, so it’s too soon to give a release date, but we’re aiming to finish as soon as late 2022 at the earliest.
In April 2022, the crew of The Dragon Prince sent us another message.
They tell us:
- Every script is written.
- Everything said is recorded.
- There are no more storyboards or animatics to make.
- Six of the nine episodes are now ready to be animated.
- Four of the nine episodes are currently being lit, rendered, and put together.
- Two of the nine episodes are still being worked on in terms of music and sound.
We started getting official news in 2022, and at Netflix’s Geeked Week event, we saw a new teaser trailer.
Throughout the year, the Dragon Prince YouTube channel has released a number of other teases. You can find the full playlist here.
What Can You Expect From Season 4 of the Dragon Prince?
If you haven’t seen The Dragon Prince’s third season, you might want to skip the text below because it has spoilers.
When Zym’s mother woke up and the Humans and Elves got back together, it looked like the story would have a happy ending. Viren may have died when he and Rayla fell off the mountaintop, but his daughter Claudia brought him back to life two days later. Claudia pointed out the huge cocoon on the cave wall because she was worried about where Aaravos was.
It’s not clear how much power Viren could get from Zym, the baby dragon, but it was enough for Aaravos’s creature to change. Once the creature comes out of its cocoon, it might have as much power as a dragon. Viren, Claudia, and Aaravos are still a very serious threat, though.
After Callum and Rayla finally said they love each other, their relationship will be even more fun to look into next season. At the end of the series, it wasn’t clear what Rayla had to do to get back Viren’s coins, which hold the souls of other Moonshadow Elves.
Callum’s magic has gotten stronger over time, and he will probably keep getting better. We expect him to face either Viren or Claudia in a final fight where magic will be used against magic. It should be epic.
Ezran is getting better at being King, and with his friends by his side, he will be a great one. The peace between dragons, humans, and elves will depend on how well he can get along with animals and other creatures.
The Dragon Prince Season 4 Trailer
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