Netflix may finally be slowing down when it comes to producing new shows, but plenty of originals are still debuting or returning. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is one such show, an animated video game adaption that premiered in March 2021. After two seasons of eight episodes, the show is already back for another batch this August 11.
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Dragon’s Blood follows Dragon Knight Davion, a hero just looking to make the world a safer place. After merging with the soul of an elder dragon, he sets off on a fated journey to take care of Terroblade, a horror who wants to exterminate all dragons and steal their souls. Fans and curious onlookers can glimpse the demonic carnage three seasons in by watching the new trailer.
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood takes its inspiration from Dota 2, the famous multiplayer online battle arena created by Valve in 2013. Characters like Terrorblade and Davion (known in-game as Dragon Knight) come straight from the source. However, they’ve been tweaked quite a bit to fit into an ongoing narrative rather than a competitive multiplayer game.
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Dragon’s Blood is one of many notable video game adaptions for Netflix, and that includes several incoming shows. Cyberpunk 2077 is the inspiration for Edgerunners, a ten-episode anime that works as a side story for the open-world game. They also have the live-action adaption of The Witcher chugging along and several shows spawning from the creators of a successful anime adaption of Castlevania.