"The Dragon Prince Season 3" Is Here and It's More Diverse than Ever
Wed, April 21, 2021

"The Dragon Prince Season 3" Is Here and It's More Diverse than Ever

Netflix is obviously working full time to improve further its content, and that includes its animation shows that are aesthetically splendid and at the same time feature a relevant story for most everyone to appreciate / Photo by: XanderSt via Shutterstock

 

Netflix continues to hang on to the top spot in the video-streaming battle with consistently great output. Now that Disney+ is has proven to be a huge success even as it has just been recently launched, Netflix is obviously working full time to improve further its content, and that includes its animation shows that are aesthetically splendid and at the same time feature a relevant story for most everyone to appreciate. 

One of the top animated shows on Netflix currently is “The Dragon Prince.” But in early November, its fandom was rocked with news of allegations from several women who claimed that showrunner Aaron Ehasz created an abusive environment for women during the production of the show. Polygon, an American video game website that publishes news, reviews, and videos, reported that it became such an issue that many feared it would cast a shadow on the arrival of the show’s third season. 

Fortunately for the fans of the show, this was not the case. The show’s writers continue to create a dramatic, nuanced story that features well-developed characters. The show also manages to focus on ethnic diversity and gender issues at the same time. The third season of the show also acknowledges that sometimes people should learn how to leave the toxic part of their lives behind and find better ways to move forward.

 

Why Is It Binge-Worthy?

According to Film School Projects, a website that features movies from Hollywood, “The Dragon Prince” is a Netflix original and doesn’t adapt from a novel or series of books or comics. However, the animated show has fared spectacularly when it comes to writing and world-building with its intricate universe where this epic fantasy novel is set. 

The setting of “The Dragon Prince” contains a place rich with history and purpose. The show is perfect for those who miss “Avatar: The Last Airbender” because aside from the similar adventure-packed scenes, each season in the show is named after one of the primal sources of magic within the world of The Dragon Prince: sky, stars, ocean, earth, sun, and moon, which have some parallelism with “Avatar.” 

There are also fantastical creatures that represent different elements like sky dragons and moon elves. The show will certainly entice the viewers and they lure them into the world of magic and strange beings that are yet to be unraveled. As it progresses, the series will take its viewers to a world where every geek’s fantasy can come true. 

The Third Season

Comic Book, an entertainment media company, shared on their website the previously released synopsis of the animated show: “The new season opens as Callum and Rayla finally enter the magical land of Xadia and begin the last and most dangerous leg of their journey to reunite Zym with his mother, The Dragon Queen. Meanwhile, Ezran returns to the kingdom of Katolis to take his place on the throne, only to be immediately pressured to go to war with Xadia. Lord Viren, who is imprisoned and desperate, begins to realize the power of his new ally, the mysterious Startouch elf, Aaravos,” 

The third season is expected to reach epic heights never seen in the show’s previous seasons. The fans can also expect to finally see Xadia’s wonders. It will also allow viewers to meet heroes both old and new. There are those who believe that Season Three will also unravel the previously untold history of Zym and how he ended up on the journey. 

“The Dragon Prince Season 3” showcases difficult intergenerational conflicts, as children and teenagers battle the violence created by their parents and parental figures. The burden of creating a peaceful world now lies on their shoulders, especially on the young Prince Ezran, who returns to the human kingdom of Katolis where he will inherit the crown of his father.

Creating a Diverse Universe

The magical land of Xadia is known to be suffering from the war between the two races, similar to what is happening in several parts of the real world where war causes nations to be divided. In a report by Study Breaks, an online magazine, it was mentioned that the animated show has managed to include different diverse characters in a way that doesn’t feel like the showrunners are just pushing for it deliberately. During the first episodes, audiences saw appropriately drawn characters like King Harrow, the great king who is also a black man with dreadlocks. 

The show also puts him as one of the most significant characters in the story to prove that anyone can be a leader despite their race or skin color as long as they deserve to be one. As he rules his kingdom, he also proves to be a shining example of diversity. His wisdom and guidance help the main characters through their quests and his warm heart inspires the young characters through their journey.

Indeed, “The Dragon Prince Season 3” is another good reason to stick with Netflix.

The magical land of Xadia is known to be suffering from the war between the two races, similar to what is happening in several parts of the real world where war causes nations to be divided / Photo by: Dmitrijs Bindemanis via Shutterstock