Created by Aaron Ehasz (head writer and co-executive producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and former League of Legends creative director) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3), The Dragon Prince is one of the fastest-growing franchises in family entertainment. The show debuted on Netflix in September 2018; in 2020, Netflix took the unusual step of renewing the series for four additional seasons. With this multi-season renewal, Netflix committed to fully realizing the creators’ vision as the story unfolds over seven seasons.
Regarding the renewal (and news of a game in development as well), last November, Ehasz told AWN, “We set out wanting to build something that was really epic. We have an awesome team and a lot of great minds and artists coming together to build out a world and not only a story, but an experience in the game that we’ll talk more about at some point in future. And it’s this big ball of momentum now. There’s a lot of energy to coordinate. But it’s exciting to have all that energy and imagination and creativity together building the world of Xadia.”
The Dragon Prince won the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and has been a “Top 10 Digital Original” for all its season runs.