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DreamWorks Animation committed to make hundreds of hours of original content for Netflix last year and now it is making good on its promise by taking DreamWorks Dragons off basic cable. The show, based on the hit How To Train Your Dragon movie, is making the jump to Netflix.
Netflix made the announcement on Thursday, confirming that new seasons of the show will begin exclusively on the streaming service starting next year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new season will tell the story between the 2010 film and How To Train your Dragon 2, which opens on June 13.
Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T.J. Miller are all expected to voice their characters in the series.
“The How to Train Your Dragon franchise has been incredible to work with,” showrunners Art Brown and Douglas Sloan said in a statement. “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.”
Netflix and DWA began their relationship in February 2013, when DWA agreed to produce a Turbo spinoff called Turbo FAST exclusively for Netflix. In June 2013, DWA committed to making 300 hours of original content for Netflix.
This is also the latest children’s show acquisition for Netflix. In addition to the DWA deal, the company also has a deal with Disney and a deal with Sony Animation.
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