Dragon Age: Absolution is a new Netflix animated series set in the beloved BioWare series’ fantasy world – and it arrives this December.
Announced on the final day of Netflix Geeked Week, a trailer showed off a show that mixed anime-like 2D animation with some 3D environments – and includes a lot of action, both in terms of melee fighting and magic. Netflix says the this is a standalone show created in collaboration with BioWare, and features “an ensemble of new characters inspired by Dragon Age lore.”
While no characters have been named, and we don’t have a sense of where in the Dragon Age timeline the show takes place, Netflix confirmed that the show takes place in the Tevinter Imperium – also the setting of the next game, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. The show will include “elves, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars, demons and other special surprises”, with more details to be announced in future.
The series’ showrunner is Mairghread Scott, who has written multiple animated shows, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Star Wars Resistance. Scott is also writing for Netflix’s upcoming Magic: The Gathering show.
We first heard rumors about a Dragon Age Netflix series last year and, while many fans are excited by the prospect, Dragon Age co-creator David Gaider has previously expressed some doubts about the idea.
Dragon Age: Absolution is one of dozens of announcements from Geeked Week – here’s every announcement from the show.
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