The Dragon Prince is one of my favorite shows on Netflix. It’s a fantasy drama about a world of magical elves and dragons who have been in an age-long war against humans, with both sides divided into two halves of the continent. Humans, in the fantastical world of Xadia, are not inherently magical. Instead, they rely on Dark Magic—which requires the sacrifice of magical creatures—to bolster them against their foes.
It’s a wonderful show with terrific characters, plenty of humor and a really terrific art-style. If you enjoy Avatar The Last Airbender, you’ll almost certainly enjoy The Dragon Prince. That’s no coincidence. Avatar head-writer Aaron Ehasz is one of the co-creators of The Dragon Prince, along with Justin Richmond, whose work in video games includes directing Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
I spoke with both Ehasz and Richmond in the latest episode of my diabolical podcast (iTunes) about the show, the upcoming video game, and the challenges of working on both a major Netflix fantasy series and a video game during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What’s really fascinating about Ehasz and Richmond’s studio, Wonderstorm, is how it was set up from the get-go as a TV production company and a video game developer. The upcoming Dragon Prince game isn’t a spinoff of the series and isn’t some sort of after-thought. It was a part of the project from its outset.
Learn about that and much more in the podcast.
You can listen to the episode on iTunes or watch it in the video below. Enjoy!