Netflix Drops Trailers for The Dragon Prince, Live-Action ATLA and More

Welcome to Netflix’s Geeked Week, a virtual event where Netflix hypes up and teases its upcoming properties. While we’re still waiting for news about some projects (The Old Guard 2 when????), the streamer released teaser trailers for season 6 of The Dragon Prince and its long-awaited live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender, both of which are due out in 2024, among others.

Let’s start with The Dragon Prince season 6. Many apologies for skipping reviewing season 5, my brain has been all over the place lately. But the teaser Netflix dropped yesterday proves that The Dragon Prince is continuing to head in a dark direction in season 6. It seems that Claudia is being set up, perhaps not as the final villain, because surely Aaravos is a bigger danger than she is, but at least as some sort of big bad.

The teaser opens with a montage of happy, love-filled moments from the series so far, with a voiceover from Aaravos talking about love. But our first glimpse of the next season shows an even more corrupted Claudia with Terry. Given her dialogue, we can assume that Viren is dead at this point (his death is all but inevitable, given that he refuses to do any more dark magic, even to save his own life). She tells Terry that everyone leaves her, but he isn’t ever going to. And then she does something to him, but we’ve gone to black by then, so we’re left in suspense as to what.

We also get a glimpse of feathers, and Callum falling. This seems to indicate that something goes wrong with Callum’s magic. We don’t know yet if the molting feathers are literal. It may indicate something as obvious as him losing the ability to fly, or it could be something metaphorical like an obstacle he can’t overcome.

Season 6 releases sometime in 2024.

Next, we’ll move on to the highly-anticipated (or dreaded, depending on where you stand) upcoming live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans have been split on the reimagining of the beloved cartoon series since original creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, exited the project several years ago. There was also some troubling news, like the aging up of certain characters, which could affect the story. I think most of us are approaching the series with some trepidation.

However, I have to say that this teaser looks good. No one really speaks yet, except for a voiceover that may or may not be Monk Gyatso (it’s hard to tell, given the context – it could be Iroh), but the production quality looks incredible. We get flashes of many of the major players – including Suki, Azula, and Fire Lord Ozai, who doesn’t fully show up in the original cartoon until season 3. It looks like we may also get to witness the massacre of the Air Temples.

I am upgrading my impression of this series to cautiously optimistic, based on the trailer. The series drops on February 22, 2024.

And this is not a series that I watch but I know a lot of people enjoyed it – Netflix has also released the trailer for season 2 of Sweet Home.

We also got an extremely brief teaser for the second season of Arcane, which will drop in November 2024.

In other, non-trailer news, the fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy has been confirmed. Netflix released a teaser image for the season, meant to mimic a New York subway (or London Underground) map, with the timeline going every which way.

Season 4 comes out in 2024.

And that’s just what we got yesterday! For more from Netflix’s Geeked Week, check out the official website.

What did you think of the ATLA trailer? What are you most excited about?

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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