Netflix enters the ‘Dragon Age’ with animated adaptation of video game franchise

Dragon Age: Absolution

Netflix has teamed up with video game studio Bioware for Dragon Age: Absolution, a new animated series based upon the popular gaming franchise.

Produced by South Korean animation studio Red Dog Culture House, the series will debut on Netflix in December, and was announced as part of the streamers’ Geeked Week, which has also seen the announcement of a new Ghostbusters animation.

Dragon Age is a fantasy adventure series that takes place chiefly on the fictional continent of Thedas, with the games following characters on heroic quests to defeat demons, dragons and other monsters.

The first game in the series, Dragon Age: Origins, which was developed by Bioware, was released in 2009, while the latest, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, is currently in development. An anime feature film based on the franchise, Dragon Age: Dawn Of The Seeker, was also released in 2012.

The Netflix series, Dragon Age: Absolution, is set in Tevinter and features an ensemble of new characters inspired by Dragon Age lore, including eles, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars and demons.

Mairghread Scott, who has worked on animated series including Star Wars: Resistance and Transformers: Robots In Disguise, will serve as showrunner on the project.

This new announcement follows Netflix’s unveiling of eight new European animated projects last week. It also marks the latest video game adaptation for the streamer, which it was recently revealed is working on a show based around Horizon, following adaptations of Resident Evil, Cuphead, Castlevania, and others. Last year, the streamer also partnered with Ubisoft to produce three new animated projects around its popular IP, including an adaptation of Splinter Cell and two based on Far Cry.

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