The dragons are coming!
In the GeekMom world, we know this is a very good thing. Both kids and parents alike will be thrilled to know that these particular dragons are part of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise—and can be a permanent part of your home via Netflix!
The streaming service is about to launch Dragons: Race to the Edge, a new original series. Unlike the films, both of which made me cry (hey, I’m not the only one!), this new show will feature 13 episodes of action and adventure. Of course, there should be at least a few heartfelt moments as well.
In Dragons: Race to the Edge, Hiccup and Toothless find an ancient artifact known as the Dragon Eye. This piece holds a slew of secrets about undiscovered dragons and what life is like beyond the borders of Berk.
“If the Book of Dragons is an encyclopedia, the Dragon Eye is the internet,” says Doug Sloan, the show’s executive producer.
If you’re familiar with the franchise, you should know what to expect as far as the tone and pace. After all, it’s not the first time this franchise has come to the small screen. Dragons: Riders of Berk and Dragons: Defenders of Berk previously aired on the Cartoon Network.
Now, Netflix is taking over the reins. Despite promising to look and feel different, they are bringing along Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs), and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut) to reprise their respective characters. I think this is awesome news. For me, these voices really add something to the series. However, I am most excited to see the animation is still up to snuff. You can get a glimpse at that in the sneak peek below.
“Grown-ups can watch alongside kids because the jokes are funny enough, the storytelling grand enough, and the adventure amazing enough for all ages,” Sloan adds.
Dragons: Race to the Edge will be available for streaming starting June 26, 2015.