Netflix has dropped the first trailer for The Dragon Prince, an upcoming animated series from Avatar: The Last Airbender writer & co-executive producer Aaron Ehasz and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception video game co-director Justin Richmond.
This computer-animated fantasy television series is set in the magical land of Xadia and tells of a war that unfolds after human mages create a seventh source of magic, Dark Magic. Two human princes and an elven assassin, from opposite sides of the conflict, find themselves teaming up on a journey that could bring an end to the war and bring peace to their worlds.
The choppy frame rate may be a bit of a qualm for some, but this does look quite good. There’s certainly an Avatar: The Last Airbender vibe here, the fantasy appears to be creative and purposeful, and the creative heads bode well. There’s also the fact that Netflix has a very solid run with animation: Bojack Horseman, Castlevania, Disenchantment, F is for Family, Big Mouth, Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender, for example.
The Dragon Prince, featuring voice work from Paula Burrows, Jack De Sena and Sasha Rojen, hits Netflix on September 14.
Official synopsis for The Dragon Prince:
In the magical land of Xadia, magic comes from six primal sources: the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Sky, the Earth and the Ocean. But when human mages create a seventh kind of magic, Dark Magic — they begin capturing and harvesting the unique magical creatures they need as ingredients. This sparks a catastrophic war between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms. Three kids from opposite sides of the conflict — two human princes, and the elven assassin who was sent to kill them — discover a secret that could change everything. They decide to join forces and go on an epic journey that may be their only hope of ending the war, and restoring peace to both their worlds.