[Ed. observe: This article comprises some gentle spoilers for the subsequent 4 seasons of The Dragon Prince.]
Ever since King Harrow, noble ruler of Katolis, was assassinated off display screen within the third episode of Netflix’s fantasy animated sequence The Dragon Prince, some followers have speculated that he might have in some way cheated loss of life due to the magical powers of his buddies and adviser, Lord Viren. The present’s creators poured some chilly water on that concept throughout a the 2021 San Diego Comic-Con panel by saying that Harrow voice actor Luke Rodriq will likely be returning as a brand new character, a Sunfire elf named Karim.
Both co-creators Justin Richmond and Aaron Ehasz mentioned that working with Rodriq once more is without doubt one of the issues they’re most enthusiastic about as they proceed to develop the fourth season of the present, which nonetheless doesn’t have a launch date.
“It’s been a pleasure working with him again on a new character,” Ehasz mentioned, displaying off a picture of a bearded elf sporting a gold crown and gold, black, and crimson cloak. “This is a really, really intriguing and powerful character, and Luke is doing an amazing job bringing him to life.”
The panel additionally revealed the existence of some different characters which have been added to the transmedia world of Dragon Prince. Illustrator Peter Wartman, who beforehand labored with Ehasz on the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels, is engaged on a brand new Dragon Prince graphic novel referred to as The Puzzle House which is concentrated on the mysterious dwelling of Viren’s former mentor. The character will likely be launched within the canon novel The Dragon Prince: Book Two: Sky by Ehasz and his spouse Melanie McGanney Ehasz, which will likely be launched on August 3.
Richmond additionally revealed that the 12 characters created for the upcoming tabletop roleplaying sport Tales of Xadia might make cameos in future seasons of the present. He spotlighted Ponmalar, a nonbinary archer and navy deserter with a prosthetic leg.
Richmond and Ehasz had been each sporting new The Dragon Prince t-shirts, which will likely be launched in Loot Crate bins this vacation season. The Sunfire shirt adjustments colours based mostly on daylight whereas one depicting the image of the Moonshadow Elves is blacklight reactive. They additionally confirmed off a hoodie impressed by the sinister Startouch Elf Aaravos, which was apparently a well-liked request from followers.
Numerous artists, writers, and sport designers made temporary appearances on the panel to debate how a lot they take pleasure in working at Wonderstorm. The emphasis on collaboration among the many various workforce is in noticeable distinction to the 2019 controversy the place two former staff of the studio accused Ehasz of misogynistic behavior. The concern was not broached on the SDCC panel, however because the admissions made on the time, there have additionally been no additional accusations by anybody else on the firm.
Richmond and Ehasz ended the Dragon Prince panel on a foolish, however excessive observe. After warning away viewers who needed to keep away from spoilers, Ehasz revealed a set of index playing cards used to put out acts of an episode that had been held in place on his desk by the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Programming he received final yr. Most of those had been extraordinarily obscure like “two cakes” however there was some tantalizing data like that the difficult Skywing Elf Nyx will return. Here’s all of them, so make of them what you’ll:
- Moonshadow Elf creepy grave place… lantern lit
- Mysterious assembly with Barius
- Meet the Guardians of the Great Gates
- Ez… then all: “Take my hand. Love > management
- Crystal/gem lecture!!
- Gathering of the 6 horns
- Bait put in a scary restraint!
- Z&Z coronary heart 2 coronary heart big hat?
- Oh noooo!!! Team motion time
- Flashback Part 2
- Knives, sticks, and a hat… yawn!
- “Super-rich” Soren proposes sketchy crimes
- (Janai) speeches (Karim)
- Mysterious mushroom mage Mukho
- Soren & Zubeia
- Corvus discovered no hint! “Commotion” Sunfire priest apprehended
- Opeli ushered to secret council assembly
- 2 truffles!
- Scary ice hand scene
- Ez & Callum arrive at bizarre ruins. Ez nods “yes”
- Funny/heat coda
- It’s a monster!
- (Soren howls alongside)
- Nyx: I’m again!