We’d gotten our first look at Dragons: The Nine Realms back in October, and the series promises to pick up 1300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now Hulu has dropped a new trailer and it introduces us to a whole new generation of dragons and their dragon riders.
Here’s the official description:
Set 1,300 years after the events of How To Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens up an immense, miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon a group of misfit kids, brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding — a secret they must keep to themselves to protect what they’ve discovered.
While the pitch to have mythical creatures hang around in the modern day is interesting, it’s kind of sad to think that humans and dragons were never really able to co-exist again after the events of Hidden World. With the franchise’s main theme focused on the bond between Hiccup and Toothless, it’s kind of a lackluster end to suddenly have them separated.
Though I don’t expect Hiccup to make an appearance, I’m sure he’s going to be alluded to in some way in the series. Hopefully they manage to find a way to bring Dragons back to theaters because those movies were fantasy spectacles that deserve the blockbuster budget.
Catch Dragons: The Nine Realms when it premieres on Hulu and Peacock on Dec. 23.