Fans of the family-friendly animated fantasy series The Dragon Prince have been waiting for nearly three years for season 4. Due to some production delays, many fans wondered if the series had been canceled. However, that is not the case; season 4 of The Dragon Prince is confirmed for a 2022 release.
Between the delays and the cliffhangers from season 3, fans are eager to know what season 4 has in store for the inhabitants of Xadia. This week Netflix gaveThe Dragon Prince fans some news and clips to get them excited for the upcoming season. While information is still scarce, this is everything we know about The Dragon Prince season 4.
7 The Dragon Prince Season 4 Release Date
The biggest question fans of The Dragon Prince have been asking is when season 4 of the popular animated Netflix series will be released? Despite speculation that season 4 would premiere during Netflix’s Geeked Week; however, that didn’t appear to be the case.
It is confirmed that season 4 of The Dragon Prince will be released sometime in 2022, but some fans predict it will premiere in the fall or winter, but there is no specific timeframe. While fans were not treated to a new season during Geeked Week, Netflix did release a clip entitled “Mystery of Aaravos,” along with the caption, “The time has come for the mysterious figure known as Aaravos to take center stage and stake his claim to the magical realm of Xadia. Season 4 of The Dragon Prince is coming soon, only on Netflix.”
6 Renewed For 3 More Seasons
Some exceptionally exciting news was announced for The Dragon Prince fans; the show has been renewed for three more seasons that will conclude The Dragon Prince Saga. Season 4 will begin Phase 2 of the saga; like Avatar: The Last Airbender labeled its seasons as books, season 4 of The Dragon Prince will be Book 4: Earth. At this time, seasons 5, 6, and 7 have yet to be named.
This is terrific news for fans concerned the show was about to be canceled after season 3 but are now guaranteed the full story of The Dragon Prince Saga will play out.
5 Return Of The Main Cast And New Characters
The main cast of The Dragon Prince will be returning for season 4, such as the story’s three heroes Rayla (Paula Burrows), Callum (Jack De Sena), and Ezran (Sasha Rojen). Also returning for season 4 is the show’s main antagonist Viren, voiced by Jason Simpson, and the mysterious star-touched elf, Aaravos (Erik Dellums), as well as Claudia (Racquel Belmonte) and Soren (Jesse Inocalla).
The Dragon Prince season 4 will also introduce a new character to the cast list; a Sunfire elf named Karim, who Luke Rodriq will voice. It is safe to speculate that many of the show’s minor characters will also be returning for season 4 of The Dragon Prince.
4 Where Season 3 Of The Dragon Prince Left Off
Season 3 of The Dragon Prince left on a major cliffhanger and is part of what fuels the fans’ demand for season 4. During the season 3 finale, Viren was brought back to life by his daughter Claudia after seemingly falling to his death. Viren wakes up in a cave with Claudia and a large cocoon housing Aaravos, the powerful star-touched elf Viren had allied with.
Along with that ominous cliffhanger came some heartfelt storylines. The baby dragon Zym was finally reunited with Zubeia, and Rayla and Callum proved to her that elves and humans could work together. Another question fans are eager to have answered since the show began, is how Callum can use magic? The magical laws state that humans shouldn’t be able to use magic, yet Callum can without the need of a primal stone.
3 What To Expect From The Season 4
So far, an official plot for season 4 hasn’t been released, and fans probably shouldn’t expect one until the premiere date is announced. However, there are plenty of clues and lingering plot lines from season 3. Fans of the show can expect to be expanded on in season 4.
Season 4 will likely start by exploring the cliffhanger at the end of the finale with Aaravos in the cocoon, which could turn into a giant moth or butterfly, given that he had previously taken on the form of a caterpillar. Season 4 may also expand on the connection between the Sunfire elves and Aaravos. Fans can also expect to see how Callum and Rayla’s relationship develops during the events of the fourth season, as well as getting to see Ezran begin to come into his own as King of Xadia.
2 Why Is Season 4 Of The Dragon Prince Taking So Long?
The Dragon Prince season 3 was released in November 2019, and season 4 was announced shortly after the pandemic created some production challenges for the show’s creators, Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond.
A possible reason for the delays could steam from the harassment allegations against showrunner Aaron Ehasz and the production company Wonderstorm in 2019. The allegations were posted to Twitter and accused Ehasz of gaslighting and creating an unhealthy working environment. Ehasz has denied the allegations. Currently, there don’t appear to be any updates on this situation.
1 A Dragon Prince Video Game Is In The Works
Along with four new seasons of The Dragon Prince on the way, there is also a video game in production that will transport fans to Xadia. The Dragon Prince video game will be considered canon and is expected to be a combat-based multiplayer game; however, it will not be an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online). Instead, fans will be able to play characters from the show, and each character’s skills will match the ones they are known for on the show.
While the release date for the video game hasn’t been announced, fans can check out the tabletop role-playing game Tales of Xadia in the meantime. The tabletop RPG was released on March 29, 2022, and follows the Cortex platform.