[Ed. note: This article contains some mild spoilers for the next four seasons of The Dragon Prince.]
Ever since King Harrow, noble ruler of Katolis, was assassinated off display within the third episode of Netflix’s fantasy animated collection The Dragon Prince, some followers have speculated that he could have by some means cheated loss of life because of the magical powers of his associates and adviser, Lord Viren. The present’s creators poured some chilly water on that idea throughout a the 2021 San Diego Comedian-Con panel by asserting that Harrow voice actor Luke Rodriq can be returning as a brand new character, a Sunfire elf named Karim.
Each co-creators Justin Richmond and Aaron Ehasz stated that working with Rodriq once more is among 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 once more on a brand new character,” Ehasz stated, exhibiting off a picture of a bearded elf carrying a gold crown and gold, black, and pink cloak. “This can be a actually, actually intriguing and highly effective character, and Luke is doing a tremendous 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 Final Airbender graphic novels, is engaged on a brand new Dragon Prince graphic novel referred to as The Puzzle Home which is concentrated on the mysterious residence of Viren’s former mentor. The character can be launched within the canon novel The Dragon Prince: E-book Two: Sky by Ehasz and his spouse Melanie McGanney Ehasz, which can be launched on August 3.
Richmond additionally revealed that the 12 characters created for the upcoming tabletop roleplaying sport Tales of Xadia could make cameos in future seasons of the present. He spotlighted Ponmalar, a nonbinary archer and army deserter with a prosthetic leg.
Richmond and Ehasz had been each carrying new The Dragon Prince t-shirts, which can be launched in Loot Crate containers this vacation season. The Sunfire shirt adjustments colours primarily based on daylight whereas one depicting the image of the Moonshadow Elves is blacklight reactive. In addition they confirmed off a hoodie impressed by the sinister Startouch Elf Aaravos, which was apparently a well-liked request from followers.
Quite a few artists, writers, and sport designers made transient appearances on the panel to debate how a lot they get pleasure from working at Wonderstorm. The emphasis on collaboration among the many numerous workforce is in noticeable distinction to the 2019 controversy the place two former staff of the studio accused Ehasz of misogynistic conduct. The difficulty 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 be aware. After warning away viewers who wished 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 Excellent Kids’s Programming he gained final yr. Most of those had been extraordinarily imprecise like “two desserts” however there was some tantalizing info like that the difficult Skywing Elf Nyx will return. Right 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 Nice 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 large hat?
- Oh noooo!!! Workforce motion time
- Flashback Half 2
- Knives, sticks, and a hat… yawn!
- “Tremendous-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 desserts!
- Scary ice hand scene
- Ez & Callum arrive at bizarre ruins. Ez nods “sure”
- Humorous/heat coda
- It’s a monster!
- (Soren howls alongside)
- Nyx: I’m again!