DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms

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DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms
Based onHow to Train Your Dragon
Developed byHenry Gilroy
Voices of
Theme music composerPatrick Cannell
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Chuck Austen (2021–2022)
  • Henry Gilroy (2021–2022)
  • John Tellegen (2021–2023)
Running time23 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
ReleaseDecember 23, 2021 (2021-12-23) –
December 14, 2023 (2023-12-14)

DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms is an American animated television series in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise produced by the DreamWorks Animation under DreamWorks Animation Television for Hulu and Peacock. The series premiered on both Hulu and Peacock on December 23, 2021; an eighth season was released on December 14, 2023.


The series is set in the modern world, 1,300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). It follows a group of kids, brought by their parents to a huge fissure caused by a comet, who uncover the truth about dragons and where they've been hiding.[1]

Characters and cast[edit]


  • Jeremy Shada as Thomas "Tom" Kullersen, an adventurous and kindhearted fourteen-year-old; who is the leader of the Dragon Riders and the descendant of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and Astrid Hofferson. In Season 7, he becomes Jun Wong's boyfriend. His dragon is a Night Light (a hybrid of Night Fury and Light Fury) named Thunder, who is also the descendant of Hiccup's dragon, the Night Fury Toothless and his mate, the Light Fury.
  • Ashley Liao as Jun Wong, Tom's childhood friend; who has an interest in myths and fantasy stories. In Season 7, she becomes Tom Kullersen's girlfriend. Her dragon is a two-headed tidal Mist Twister, named Wu and Wei.
  • Marcus Scribner as D'Angelo Baker, the team's veterinarian and medic. His dragon is a crystal-horned Gembreaker, named Plowhorn.
  • Aimee Garcia as Alexandra "Alex" Gonzalez, the team's tech expert; who never goes anywhere; without her tablet. Her dragon is a cloaking Featherhide, named Feathers.
  • Vincent Tong as Eugene Wong, Jun's cocky older brother. He discovers the dragons in season 3 and is accepted into the club. His dragon is a six-legged Deadly Spinner, named Webmaster, he is the team's strategic, tactical support and occasionally the leader.

Recurring and supporting[edit]

  • Julia Stiles as Olivia Kullersen, Tom's mother and a geologist who works at Project ICARIS. She finally discovers the dragons in the season 4 finale. Like her son, she is also a descendant of Hiccup and Astrid.
  • Haley Joel Osment as Leonard "Buzzsaw" Burne, a lumberjack turned dragon-hunter. He starts hunting dragons after a forest fire burns down his logging business which he wrongfully believes Thunder started. He discovers the Hidden World in the season 3 finale, and eventually acquires his own dragon: a Timberjack that he names Old Jack, in the series finale, he reforms and helped the riders defeated the world serpent.
  • Carrie Keranen as Wilma Sledkin, a cocky and devious Rakke Corp scientist. She has a bitter rivalry with Olivia and often attempts to discredit her work. She is known for always putting the company's needs above the people she works with. But in season 6, she goes rogue after becoming obsessed with mining Dragonsite, a new gem found in the Hidden World which the dragons depend on.
  • Keston John as Philip Baker, D'Angelo's father and the chief of security at Project ICARIS.
  • Lauren Tom as May Wong, Jun and Eugene's strict dwarf mother and the director of Project ICARIS.
  • Pavar Snipe as Angela Baker, D'Angelo's wheelchair-bound mother and the head medic at Project ICARIS.
  • Angelique Cabral as Hazel Gonzalez, one of Alex's mothers and a biologist at Project ICARIS.
  • Justina Machado as Carla Gonzalez, one of Alex's mothers and a cave botanist at Project ICARIS.
  • D'Arcy Carden as Linda, a technician at Project ICARIS. She goes on to become Sledkin's accomplice in the later seasons.[2]
  • Al Rodrigo as Ford, a lumberjack who works for Buzzsaw. He later assists him in his dragon-hunting operation, even getting his own dragon.
  • Christian Lanz as Winston, a lumberjack who works for Buzzsaw. He later assists him in his dragon-hunting operation, even getting his own dragon.
  • Mark Mercado as Dood, a lumberjack who works for Buzzsaw.
  • Kimberly Brooks as Wendy, Alex's AI assistant. Her name is a parody of Siri.
  • Piotr Michael as William Rakke Jr., the CEO of Rakke Corp.
  • Keston John as Pete, a security guard at Project ICARIS.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16December 23, 2021 (2021-12-23)
27May 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)
37August 18, 2022 (2022-08-18)
46November 17, 2022 (2022-11-17)
56March 2, 2023 (2023-03-02)
67June 15, 2023 (2023-06-15)
77September 14, 2023 (2023-09-14)
86December 14, 2023 (2023-12-14)

The series was released on both Peacock and Hulu on December 23, 2021, while season two was released on May 5, 2022.[3] The third season was released on August 18, 2022,[4] while the fourth season was released on November 17, 2022.[5] The fifth season was released on March 2, 2023.[6] The sixth season was released on June 15, 2023.[7] The seventh season was released on September 14, 2023.[8] The eighth and final season was released on December 14, 2023.[9][10]


DreamWorks announced Dragons: The Nine Realms on October 13, 2021. The series was released on Peacock and Hulu on December 23, 2021, with season one containing six episodes for 22 minutes each. The series stars Jeremy Shada. It was produced by showrunners John Tellegen, Chuck Austen and Henry Gilroy.[11]


Outside the United States, it aired on DreamWorks Channel Asia in 2022. In Canada, the series premiered on YTV on December 26, 2021. Elsewhere in the world it premiered on; CBBC in the United Kingdom, SX3[12] in Spain, Super RTL in Germany and e.tv in South Africa in 2022 and PIE Channel in Philippines on November 13, 2023.

Video game[edit]

In May 2022, DreamWorks Animation and Universal announced that a game based on the series is in the works titled Dragons: Legend of the Nine Realms, published by Outright Games and developed by Aheartfulofgames, making this their second DreamWorks game since Spirit: Lucky Big Adventure. The game tells an original story before from the series and players get to play as Thunder, Tom's dragon, trying to find his family in the hidden world. The game was released on September 23, 2022 with Jeremy Shada reprising his role as Tom, narrating through.[citation needed]


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