Hulu and Peacock have been busy working on the next major project for DreamWorks Animation. The much-beloved How to Train Your Dragon series is getting a new sequel that’ll switch things up in an interesting way. No longer are we exploring the times of the Vikings, but will not set out 1,300 years into the future, when dragons are now nothing more than legends. The first trailer has dropped for the series alongside a synopsis of what we can expect from the newest entry titled Dreamworks 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.
The concept of going into the future is a promising one, but it’s shame we won’t revisit some of our beloved characters. Yet, the trailer does hint at one of Toothless’ offspring still living in the modern age and will be joined by a new group of dragons that become friends with these kids. The series will continue the CG-animation style from the original and bring a new adventure to life later this month.
The series will premiere December 23rd and includes Voltron: Legendary Defenders‘ Jeremy Shada, 10 Things I Hate About You‘s Julia Stiles, Marcus Scribner of Black-ish fame, Aimee Garcia from Lucifer, Fuller House‘s Ashley Liao, Lauren Tom from The Joy Luck Club, as well as The Good Place‘s D’arcy Carden, One Day at a Time’s Justina MachadO, and Keston John, who some might recognize from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.