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Watch: Netflix teases The Dragon Prince, from Avatar: The Last Airbender director Aaron Ehasz

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Jul 21, 2018

If you miss Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and its acclaimed successor, The Legend of Korra, Netflix just might have your new jam with The Dragon Prince — an all-new animated series straight from the mind of Airbender writer and director Aaron Ehasz. 

Although The Dragon Prince was only announced earlier this month, Netflix already is sharing its first teaser footage from the upcoming fantasy series, revealing a short clip that shows the new show’s tone and art style shares a lot of DNA with Ehasz’ earlier work. 

The look's similar enough to Airbender and Korra to make it worth clarifying that The Dragon Prince exists separate and apart from the Airbender franchise, occupying its own original story-verse. But it’s also distinct enough that one good look through the trailer is all that’s needed to pick up on the new series’ more European-feeling fantasy setting. 

In addition to the new footage, the show also tweeted out a closer look at the three main characters. Check out both the trailer and the tweet below:

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With the new clip comes the same plot info we’d previously heard from Netflix: “Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.” Not a lot to go on, sure — but a would-be assassination that pivots into a friendship sounds like an intriguing start.

Netflix revealed during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel that the two princes are named Callum and Ezran, and they’re voiced, respectively, by Airbender alum Jack De Sena and Sasha Rojen (The Flash). The elven assassin’s name is Rayla, and she’s voiced by Paula Burrows (The Dangers of Online Dating). As for the “glow toad” shown in the trailer? Netflix says its name is “Bait.”

Helmed by Ehasz, along with animation from from Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), the entire first season of The Dragon Prince is slated to swoop down on Netflix beginning September 14.

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