|“||Unlock the secrets of the Dragon Eye and come face to face with more dragons than anyone had ever imagined as Hiccup, Toothless, and the Dragon Riders soar to the edge of adventure! Dragons: Race to the Edge tells the action-laden story of what happens before How to Train Your Dragon 2, as Hiccup and Toothless explore an amazing world behind the borders of Berk. In this all-new Netflix original series, the Dragon Riders discover the mysterious Dragon Eye, which is filled with ancient secrets that lead them to new lands filled with undiscovered dragons. But the heroes find themselves pursued by marauding dragon hunters who will stop at nothing to seize the power.||”|
|— Official intro from the website|
Dragons: Race to the Edge is a Netflix Original series based off the DreamWorks Dragons franchise. It bridges the time gap between Dragons: Defenders of Berk, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first season of the series premiered on June 26, 2015; the second season was released on January 8, 2016; the third season was released on June 24, 2016; the fourth season was released on February 17, 2017; the fifth season was released on August 25, 2017; the sixth and final season was released on February 16, 2018.
Based on DreamWorks Animation’s hit How to Train Your Dragon films, the episodes bridge the gap between the first feature film and the sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2, which hit theaters in the summer of 2014. Weaving a continuous storyline, the television series works in tandem with the feature films and DVD specials, allowing fans to delve deeper into dragon lore. From the origin of Hiccup’s new flight suit and the secrets of his dragon blade to the young Viking’s budding romance with Astrid, DreamWorks Dragons on Netflix gives viewers rich details of the larger narrative with the introduction of new dragons, exotic places and worlds unknown.
Race to the Edge will consist of 6 seasons with 13 episodes each, adding for a total of 78 new episodes and they will place between Defenders of Berk and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera who voice the two young Viking heroes in the feature film return to the television series to voice Hiccup and Astrid, and are joined by Christopher Mintz-Plasse and TJ Miller who will reprise their roles as Fishlegs and Tuffnut in the series.
“The How to Train Your Dragon franchise has been incredible to work with,” said Art Brown and Douglas Sloan, showrunners on DreamWorks Dragons. "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."
Wondercon Anaheim featured a panel hosting an exclusive sneak peek of the 1st season on April 5th, 2015, along with other DreamWorks shows featured on Netflix.
New Characters and Dragons
- Ryker Grimborn
- Viggo Grimborn
- Drago Bludvist
- Thor Bonecrusher
- Tuffnut Junior, Junior Tuffnut, Junior Tuffnut Junior
- Girl Hookfang
- Hookfire, Fangmaster and Hookblazefang
- Hookfang's Nemesis
- Great Protector
- New Protector
- Night Fury
- Deadly Nadder
- Monstrous Nightmare
- Hideous Zippleback
- Terrible Terror
- Whispering Death
- Smothering Smokebreath
- Screaming Death
- Speed Stinger
- Snow Wraith
- Night Terror
- Death Song
- Catastrophic Quaken
- Cavern Crasher
- Triple Stryke
- Large Shadow Wing
- Small Shadow
- Fire Terror
- Grim Gnasher
- Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
- America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson
- Nolan North as Stoick the Vast/Berthel/Dragon Hunter Commander
- Chris Edgerly as Gobber the Belch
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman
- Andrée Vermeulen as Ruffnut Thorston
- T.J. Miller as Tuffnut Thorston
- Zack Pearlman as Snotlout Jorgenson
- Thomas F. Wilson as Bucket
- Tom Kenny as Silent Sven/Mulch/Amos/Chicken Feed Salesman
- Brook Chalmers as Sven/Captain Vorg/Magnus/several extras
- Paul Rugg as Savage
- David Faustino as Dagur the Deranged, leader of the Berserkers
- Michael Goldstrom as Johann
- Mae Whitman as Heather, a friend of the Dragon Riders, as well as Dagur's long lost sister
- David Tennant as Spitelout Jorgenson
- Alfred Molina as Viggo Grimborn
- James Arnold Taylor as Throk
- Adelaide Kane as Mala
- JB Blanc as Ryker Grimborn
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Krogan/Drago Bludvist
- Jeff Bennett as Harek/several extras
- Rose McIver as Atali
- Holly Kagis as Minden
- Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist
- In the Scottish Gaelic dub on BBC Alba (and hence iPlayer), the series is called "Dràgonan: Rèis chun an iomaill".
- Most of the episodes’ names are puns or references.
- This series is one of the series that is a part of DreamWork Animation's deal with Netflix for providing over 300 hours of content to the streaming service.
- As of October 1, 2016, Seasons 1 and 2 of Race to the Edge are available to purchase on iTunes in HD for $14.99 each.
- As of October 1, 2016, Seasons 1 and 2 of Race to the Edge are also available on Amazon in HD for $14.99 each. As of April 2018, the option to buy the complete 1st and 2nd seasons are gone, and each episode is available to purchase on Amazon for $2.99 each.
- As of April 16, 2018 Season 3 and 4 of Race to the Edge are available on iTunes for $14.99 each
- While season four has HD available to buy, for some reason Season 3 does not.
- As of April 16, 2018 Season 3 and 4 of Race to the Edge are also available Amazon in HD for $39.99 each.
- This is the last time T.J. Miller voices Tuffnutt in this franchise, possibly due to his criminal record including him faking a bomb threat in 2018 (the same year of the final season, and coincidentally, on Jay Baruchel's birthday), so, therefore, he was replaced (and possibly redubbed) by Justin Rupple in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- Alfred Molina, who voices Viggo, also starred with Jay Baruchel in The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Coincidentally, the film premiered the same year as How to Train Your Dragon, and Molina also played the villain.