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


Recurring and supporting


Main article: List of DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms episodes

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

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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