‘Dreamworks Dragons: Rescue Riders’ Season 1: Everything We Know So Far

Jacob Robinson What's on Netflix Avatar

DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders – Copyright. DreamWorks Animation Television

DreamWorks’ latest series in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise arrives this September! Race to the Edge concluded in February 2018 so it’s been a long wait for fans to see a brand new series. Here’s everything we know so far on DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders, including the plot, cast, trailer, and the Netflix release date.

DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders is an upcoming children’s animated series based on the How to Train Your Dragon books. The series is directed by TJ Sullivan while Jack Thomas and Brian K. Roberts serve as co-executive producers. Race to the Edge and all the How to Train Your Dragon Films were for all ages, whereas Rescue Riders will be the first of the series aimed at a younger demographic, in particular, two to six-years-old.

What is the plot of DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders?

Youngsters, Dak and Leila were raised by dragons, resulting in them gaining the ability to communicate with their dragon friends. When dragons are in need or the people of Huttsgalor are in danger, Dak, Leila and the dragons are on hand to save day.

Who is in the cast of DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders:

Role Actor Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Leila Brennley Brown Sofia the First | Power of Me | Tangled: The Series
Dak Nicolas Cantu Sydney to the Max | The Good Place | Ducktales
TBA Jacob Hopkins The Amazing World of Gumballs | The Goldbergs | Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life
TBA Andre Robinson Fences | Hidden Figures | Niko and the Sword of Light
TBA Noah Bentley Adam Ruins Everything | Afternoon Delight | Kids React
TBA Marsai Martin Black-Ish | Little | An American Girl Story
TBA Roshon Greenleaf | Dancing with the Stars | Parenthood
Summer Skai Jackson Arthur | The Rebound | Jessie
TBA Zach Callison Steven Universe | The Goldbergs | Sofia the First

As you can see not all of the roles for cast members have been announced yet.

Is DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders based on the film franchise?

Many fans may be confused by this but DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders is set in the same franchise as the films and tv series.

The series takes place after the events of Dragons Race to the Edge. As far as we’re aware, there will be no crossover between characters of Rescue Riders and Race to the Edge.

As you can see it says “based on the beloved “How to Train Your Dragon” books. Many may have interpreted as this being separate to the other shows, except they are also based on the How to Train Your Dragon books.

How many episodes will the first season air?

At the time of writing, there is no confirmation on how many episodes the first season will air.

If Rescue Riders follows Race to the Edge then each season should have 13 episodes.

What are the episode run times?

Typically series aimed at young children have shorter episode run times.

While we have no confirmation, we’re speculating each episode will be approximately 20 minutes long.

Dak, Leila and the dragons. – Copyright. DreamWorks Animation Television

Has Netflix released a trailer for DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders?

Netflix hasn’t released a trailer but Universal Kids Preschool has!

When is the Netflix release date for DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders season 1?

According to our sources, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders will be coming to Netflix on September 27th, 2019.

Will DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders be available to stream in my region?

Like She-Ra and The Princesses of Power, DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders will be available to subscribers worldwide.

Is another How to Train Your Dragon series planned?

Understandably, fans would have been disheartened to see the latest series in the franchise is aimed at very young children.

At the time of writing, we cannot confirm that another series is in production. DreamWorks certainly understands the popularity of the series but may look to a different franchise to produce more television shows.

Are you looking forward to the release of DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.