I don’t know about you, but I was sad at the end of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. I loved How to Train Your Dragon since the first movie. I had no idea it was based on a book series. Then I found the book series. To read to my daughter. Really. I swear. So, when the series came to an end, I was a little sad. I get like that at the end of things I have become attached to. Seeing the dragons released by their Viking companions to the hidden world, essentially never to be seen again, made me sad.
Then out of nowhere I found out they were making a new series. I was ecstatic. But wait. No Vikings? No Hiccup? No Toothless? What?! What was this heresy? Abomination!! But still…dragons…maybe I would give it a look.
I was given access to some episodes to watch ahead of the release. Unfortunately due to internet issues I could only watch the first episode (imagine buffering every 10 seconds). It took an hour to get through the show. It was painful to watch. Not because the episode was bad. Because of the buffering. I was almost screaming in anticipation to see what happened next. What was the premise? When were we going to see dragons? What was going to HAPPEN?
Dragons: The Nine Realms is set 1300 years after the last Dragons movie. Dragons are a myth, but a large rift has been opened to the hidden world of the dragons. Not that anyone knows that yet. They are just there to study this incredible geographical feature. But one young man sees something and is determined to investigate. I wish I could have watched more. I was dying to watch more. But my internet was dying too. I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m getting Hulu because I need to know what happens next.
ABOUT DRAGONS: THE NINE REALMS
Set 1,300 years after the events of How To Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens up an immense, miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon a group of misfit kids, brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding — a secret they must keep to themselves to protect what they’ve discovered.
DreamWorks Animation is excited to share the season one trailer for Dragons: The Nine Realms. Inspired by the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, the series is NOW PLAYING on Hulu and Peacock.
Joining Jeremy Shada (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is newly announced Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You), Marcus Scribner (Black-ish), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), Ashley Liao (Fuller House), Lauren Tom (The Joy Luck Club), Keston John (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and D’arcy Carden (The Good Place).
Thanks to DreamWorks Animation, I also had the opportunity to interview Marcus Scribner (as D’Angelo Baker) and John Tellegen, Executive Producer and Showrunner.
THANK YOU DreamWorks Animation!
Dragons: The Nine Realms is NOW PLAYING on Hulu and Peacock.
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Disclaimer: I was provided access to prerelease screeners of Dragons: The Nine Realms in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.