The Dragon Prince was launched hard, fast, and furious in its first three seasons. Some of the cast and crew from Avatar: The Last Airbender created Netflix’s animated series, which aired 27 episodes in a little over a year. Well, you’re not exactly wrong if it seems as if the release date of Dragon Prince Season 4 will never come.
Something is holding up the production of The Dragon Prince, whether it be accusations of sexism or the addition of Netflix renewing the series until Season 7 (or a combination of all three). We still don’t know when Season 4 will premiere after season 3 aired in November of last year.
Although we don’t know everything about The Dragon Prince Season 4, we still see a lot. The plot details for this fantasy saga and its future have been revealed and other ways this fantasy series will expand outside of Netflix.
Dragon Prince Season 4 Release Date
There has been speculation about the Season 4 release date on TheDragonPrince.com since a blog post was published on February 3rd. Taking the big picture into account (emphasis added), our
The team has been hard at work since The Dragon Prince Series was greenlighted to bring you this next phase with care, passion, and creativity. Despite the pandemic affecting every aspect of the production process, this production scale always requires a lot of time. It’ll present you with new, exciting areas of Xadia to explore. We are writing and assembling the scripts and assembling the production team. At this point, we can’t confirm a release date for Season 4, but you can rest assured that the next two seasons will be well worth the wait!
The dragon prince team didn’t begin work on Season 4 until after Netflix renewed the series through Season 7. It’s hard to be definitive at this point, but if we’re reading between the lines, we find that they started working on Season 4 after Netflix renewed the series through Season 7. In addition, the initial writing process may be taking longer than usual since the team has to deliver four entire seasons.
Nevertheless, if production occurs around July 2020, right after the Comic-Con announcement, we can probably expect Season 4 to be released on Netflix around the end of 2021.
Inverse spoke to Ehasz and Richmond about the show’s future when Season 3 was released in 2019. We got a few juicy details, but not much else.
Dragon Prince Season 4 Cast
As the Netflix release date of Season 3 drew closer, rumors of a sexist work environment at Wonderstorm (the company that produces The Dragon Prince and other entertainment products) began circulating.
Both Danika Harrod and Lulu Younes (head of community development and writers’ assistant, respectively) have left their jobs and announced their resignations on Twitter. Women, in particular, were mistreated in both offices due to the toxic atmosphere present.
When I began working there, there were three of us who were queer women. Our voices were not heard in discussions about women, issues relating to LGBTQ themes or characters,” Harrod tweeted at the time.
“We felt that Aaron’s company, Aaron’s show, Aaron’s stories were always his to tell (yes, even those involving women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ characters),” she continued, “and we would always put you at risk if you DID NOT agree.”
Dragon Prince Season 4 Plot
The Dragon Prince takes place on the magical continent Xadia, so we’ll be seeing a lot more of that.
“The story is going to continue showing broadening circles of the world. Elf and human politics are going to be played up more and more,” Justin Richmond told Inverse.
Also, we will get to know some interesting characters, including the mysterious evil Startouch Elf, Aaravos, and the intriguing Sunfire Elves.
In regards to Aaravos, Ehasz said:
“The next two seasons will explore the characters’ perceptions of Aaravos, how they realized what was happening and imprisoned him… Healing and rebuilding the world will be difficult, and particularly so if Aaravos returns or tries to return to the world after potentially being one of the mysterious forces that plunged the world into this mess.”
when it comes to Claudia, Ehasz told us:
“There are some amazing bits in Season 4 – in spite of her being funny, quirky, and all the things we love about her – but she is a driving force of the narrative and she becomes an extremely important player.”