Hiccup, Toothless and all their friends from the Island of Berk will fly onto Netflix in 2015 in a spin-off TV series from How to Train Your Dragon.
The series will bridge the gap between the first film and the sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, which lands in cinemas this summer and joins Turbo FAST as one of Dreamworks and Netflix’s previously announced original series for kids.
Dreamworks Dragons promises to “delve deeper” into the world of Toothless and his fire-breathing buddies, from the origin of Hiccup’s new flight suit and the secrets of his dragon blade to the young Viking’s budding romance with Astrid.
While the quality of Turbo perhaps mirrors that of Turbo FAST, the potential of more adventure in the same world as the brilliant How to Train Your Dragon is certainly enough to set your tail aquiver. Most promising of all is that Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, who voice the two young Viking heroes in the feature film, will return to voice Hiccup and Astrid on the small screen. They will be joined by Christopher Mintz-Plasse and TJ Miller, who also reprise their roles as Fishlegs and Tuffnut in the series.
“The How to Train Your Dragon franchise has been incredible to work with,” say Art Brown and Douglas Sloan, show runners on DreamWorks Dragons. “There is so much rich material available to us in the TV world that we can really dig in and create a different yet complementary experience to the feature films.”
“We are happy to be adding Dragons to our growing slate of original series for kids,” adds Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President, Original Content. “This is one of DreamWorks Animation’s most beloved set of characters and we know that kids and families will be enjoying them for years to come.”
The show will touch down on Netflix in spring 2015.