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Netflix orders the final four seasons of The Dragon Prince

The full saga will come to live on the streaming service

The Dragon Prince - three characters looking up at a dragon flying over them Image: Netflix
Matt Patches is an executive editor at Polygon. He has over 15 years of experience reporting on movies and TV, and reviewing pop culture.

The Dragon Prince season 3 could have been the end, with Callum and Rayla coming together with a flicker of romance, and a major fight for Xadia’s future won by the good guys. But there was always more to the story — seven planned seasons, to be exact — and it was always the hope of co-creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond that Netflix might take them there. If they didn’t, there were book deals with Scholastic and possible interactive options on the table, but the idea was to complete the “saga” in animation.

And now it’s a sealed deal: At the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con panel for the series, Ehasz announced that Netflix had renewed The Dragon Prince for four additional seasons.

According to a follow-up news release, The Dragon Prince seasons 4 through 7 will each have nine episodes, and work has already begun on the new batch.

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A look at the future of The Dragon Prince from SDCC 2019
Image: Polygon/Wonderstorm

The Dragon Prince weathered a difficult storm in anticipation of season 3, when several former employees claimed Ehasz and Wonderstorm had created an abusive work environment. In the wake of that conversation, no formal action was taken against Ehasz, though Wonderstorm could not confirm if there was an internal investigation of the matter. Ultimately, the team continued their work on the series, which now expands beyond the scope of the show.

Along with the four-season pickup, the franchise is set to expand with the upcoming release of Through the Moon (The Dragon Prince Graphic Novel #1), a canon, original story set between seasons 3 and 4 , and the newly announced Tales of Xadia, a tabletop roleplaying game set in the world of the series.

A premiere date for season 4, which is currently in pre-production, has yet to be determined.