In collaboration with BioWare, Netflix is working on anime series based on the world of the popular video game franchise, Dragon Age. The six episodes series, titled Dragon Age: Absolution will be coming to Netflix in December 2022. Here’s everything we know so far about Dragon Age: Absolution on Netflix.
Dragon Age: Absolution will introduce fans to a new party of characters to fall in love with inspired by the lore of Dragon Age and set in the world of Tevinter. Audiences can expect to meet new elves, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars, and demons, and maybe even encounter a few surprises along the way.
Based on the trailer, it feels like we are about to enter a new era of Dragon Age that bridges the gap between gameplay and the supplemental novels that have been released over the years. While we don’t know when Absolution is set, the gorgeous animation matches the aesthetic that gamers have come to know and love from the games, while delivering something fresh and new that will undoubtedly introduce the world of Thedas to a whole new audience.
Dragon Age fans will, however, recognize a few things from the trailer. Many of the new heroes we see resemble characters that have appeared in pieces of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf concept art, most notably the Qunari mage. This, however, may just be a coincidence, especially since the trailer says that Absolution is a “new saga”, whereas Dreadwolf will likely continue on from Inquisition’s story pretty directly.
Another thing that’s interesting to note is that it doesn’t appear that our new heroes are fighting against agents of Solas. In fact, we only get a good look at them fighting monsters and the undead, not giving us a clear idea of who the antagonists will be in Absolution. And with it being set in a country that we haven’t had much of a look at so far, anything could happen.
What is the plot of Dragon Age: Absolution?
At the time of writing there is very little known about the plot of Dragon Age: Absolution. However, we do know where the story will take place.
For the first time in the history of Dragon Age, the Tevinter Imperium will be seen on screen. In the video games, the Tevinter Imperium has only ever been mentioned by name, so for many Dragon Age fans, a first look at the ancient human empire will be a must-watch.
According to the series’ official description, Dragon Age: Absolution is set in Tevinter, the oldest surviving human nation in Thedas, which is ruled by a powerful, magic-wielding government. Incidentally, Tevinter is said to be the location for BioWare’s next Dragon Age video game, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. Absolution promises an “ensemble of new characters inspired by, and authentic to, Dragon Age lore; including elves, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars, demons, and other special surprises,” according to Netflix.
Accordingly, Dragon Age: Absolution will take place in Tevinter, following an elven protagonist and their companions, who include humans, a Qunari, and a dwarf. Not much else is known about the new show just yet, but it’s likely that it will tie into the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, given that they share the same setting.
It is not set an exact date for its premiere. But it is releasing in December, 2022.
Cast members of Dragon Age: Absolution
The voice cast has not yet been announced for Dragon Age: Absolution. We assume that they will annouce it soon.
It’s been confirmed that the series will arrive with six episodes. Runtimes and the names of the episodes are yet to be revealed.