Without spoiling too much about DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, the series ends on a cliffhanger. Naturally, loads of Dota 2 fans are now clamoring for any information that can be found about a second season of the show.
Details are scarce at this point, but it’s worth going over everything that is known. Here’s all the information released to this point on DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. But be warned, there are spoilers ahead for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Season 1.
It’s a safe assumption that DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Season 2 will pick up immediately after the events of the first season, which ends at a turning point for all of the major threads in the story.
The Dragon Knights have captured Davion and have a method for suppressing his ability to transform into Slyrak. Their ultimate plan for Davion is unclear, but it seems as though they want to separate the two. Given how central Slyrak is to the Dragon Knight hero in Dota 2 and the possibility that Slyrak has taken complete control of Davion’s body in the game, the group is unlikely to succeed.
Terrorblade effortlessly defeated Selemene in combat, leaving her fate to be decided by Invoker. This serves as a tease that Invoker is actually a major villain in the series, and not the supportive ally he was to Davion and Mirana during season one.
Luna is defeated by Fymryn, leaving Mirana in command of the Nightsilver Woods’ forces as they look to defend themselves from Coriel ‘Tauvi elves out for righteous revenge against them. Possibly among the Coriel ‘Tauvi is Fymryn, who fought alongside her people in the chaos surrounding Selemene’s defeat. An apparent crisis of faith may or may not see her return in DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Season 2.
Terrorblade will likely continue his battle to take control of the Eldwurms, something that will inevitably lead him towards a confrontation with Davion and the other Dragon Knights. As for Mirana and Luna, they’ll be forced to make their way home with Coriel ‘Tauvi pursuers hot on their heels.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood has been confirmed by people within Valve but there is no word on when it may come out or what stage of development it might be in. Series producer Ashley Edward Miller let it slip in March that Netflix had not committed to a second season of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood in an interview with DreamHack, but things were hashed out less than two months later.
“I can’t really answer that in the sense that I hope that we get more than one. I would love to get at least three,” Miller said when asked about how many seasons of the show were coming.
Valve confirmed that a second season is coming, with Netflix following up on this by confirming the series would continue on the streaming service. Alongside this came the announcement that the Valve-Netflix partnership was expanding with Free To Play, a Valve-made documentary about The International 2011, being added to Netflix. This opens the door for other Valve productions, including the True Sight series or even its Team Fortress 2 animations, to potentially land on the platform.
A great deal of the build towards the initial release of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood centered around which characters would appear in the show. Though Davion and Mirana were immediately revealed as main characters, there was plenty of mystery surrounding who else would appear, who would be the main villain, and who might make a surprise appearance.
So far, there has only been one new character confirmed by Netflix, which is pictured here:
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— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) April 20, 2021
Naturally, fans immediately began speculating that this new character is Pangolier and began speculating that his extra heft would give him a natural character arc built around getting back into swashbuckling shape. Alas, Netflix followed up by saying “I know what you’re thinking, and it’s not who you think it is.”
Netflix is likely telling the truth here. Though the character certainly bears a resemblance to Pangolier, it’s worth remembering that each anthropomorphic character in Dota 2 is part of a larger race of these creatures. This was shown in the first season of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood with a cat-like background character who bore a resemblance to Bounty Hunter, but had none of the skills. This likely means that this new character is likely from the same species as Pangolier, but isn’t actually Pangolier himself.
Other new characters are likely to be introduced. A new hero or two will almost certainly be among that lot. Odds are that DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Book 2 will largely revolve around Davion, Mirana, Luna, and some of the original characters introduced in season 1 such as Kaden and Drysi.
At present, there is no set release date for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Season 2, but even the most optimistic projections wouldn’t have it coming out for a long while.
The first season of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood was in development for over two years, and with season two still in limbo, it may not release for some time even if it gets the green light soon. Though season two likely wouldn’t take that long with all the principle story elements hashed out and all the characters designed, things still wouldn’t be ready for over a year at minimum.
The first thing that DOTA: Dragon’s Blood fans need to keep an eye on is whether a second season gets approved by Netflix. From there, further details will likely be confirmed regarding series producers and animators.