New from BioWare and Netflix is the video game adaptation Dragon Age: Absolution. Fans of the video games Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age: Inquisition will recognize the setting for this six-part animated series. Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is currently in development as the fourth main installment in the series.
In the animated series, the main characters and several familiar faces are involved in a heist at a palace in Tevinter in order to steal a magical relic. Fans have been anticipating this performance in part because it will give them their first official look at Tevinter, a location that has only been hinted at in the games but will undoubtedly appear in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. The first season of Dragon Age: Absolution left viewers on a massive cliffhanger, so they are naturally curious as to whether or not the show will return for a second season on Netflix.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 2 Renewal Status
Netflix has not yet renewed Dragon Age: Absolution for a second season. It’s safe to assume that Netflix and BioWare are already hard at work on Season 2, given the cliffhanger ending of the first. However, only popular shows on Netflix get renewed. All we can do at this point is wait for Netflix to make a decision on whether or not to renew the show.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 2 Release Date
There has been no new information on the release date of Season 2 of the show. On December 9th, Netflix released the first season of the show, but we won’t know if the show will be renewed for a second season until then. The program’s 6.5/10 IMDB rating is encouraging, especially considering its recent premiere. If the show is revived, season two won’t premiere until 2023 or 2024 at the earliest.
Dragon Age: Absolution Cast and characters
- Kimberly Brooks as Miriam, an elven mercenary and escaped Tevinter slave.
- Matthew Mercer as Fairbanks, a freedom fighter. The character first appeared in a minor role in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
- Ashly Burch as Qwydion, a light-hearted Qunari mage.
- Sumalee Montano as Hira, a human mage and former member of the Inquisition.
- Phil LaMarr as Roland, a warrior and ally of Miriam.
- Keston John as Lacklon, a dwarven fighter and Lord of Fortune.
- Josh Keaton as Rezaren Ammosine, a Tevinter magister who is seeking a mysterious artifact.
- Zehra Fazal as Tassia, Rezaren’s lover and a Knight-Commander of the Templar Order.
- Miranda Raison as Cassandra Pentaghast, a member of the Seekers of Truth and a former companion of the Inquisitor. Raison reprises her role from Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
- Jean Gilpin as Meredith, the former Knight-Commander of Kirkwall who was encased in red lyrium after she is defeated by Hawke. Gilpin reprises her role from Dragon Age II.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 2 Storyline
Hira, not Fairbanks, is revealed to be the season’s ultimate traitor. Hira absconds with the course materials and intends to offer them to the Inquisition’s radical Crimson Knight. Even after Hawke defeated Meredith Stannard in Dragon Age II, it is clear that she is still alive because she issues orders from the red lyrium in Kirkwall. Next season’s finale will not be the conclusion of the saga. In the next season, when the Hire’s true identity is finally exposed, Fairbanks enlists Meredith’s aid in his pursuit of the real traitor.
Finally, I’d want to point out that, true to Dragon Age form, the show’s LGBT characters are fully realized and fully badass. Both the MLM pair and the WLW couple exhibit frequent and open displays of affection for one another. It took me a while to realize that Roland and Lacklon were flirting with one another since I was surprised to see such overt displays of MLM affection in a cartoon. Not much has been disclosed about the upcoming second season because Netflix has not yet greenlit it. However, while Miriam and the others continue their journey, dark armies are likely to gather in an attempt to steal the curriculum.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 2 Trailer
We aren’t able to provide an estimated release date for the second season’s promotional trailer at this time. You may always rewatch the teaser for the first season till the show is brought back.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 1 Rating
There has been a wide range of fan criticism about the show. While some praise it, others dismiss it as worthless. However, the show only received a 6/10 rating on IMDB, which translates to “averagely nice.” Consider giving the software a shot if you like watching movies or TV shows adapted into video games.
Dragon Age: Absolution Season 1 Review
The dialogue and worldbuilding in Dragon Age have long been praised for their quality. But you won’t find much of that around these parts. A generic fantasy plot with a misfit group of heroes out to find a MacGuffin and rescue a damsel in distress serves as the framework for Dragon Age: Absolution. It’s a plot technique that’s been used countless times before, and Absolution doesn’t do anything to set itself apart from the competition.
Absolution suffers from an extremely hectic pace due to the limited number of episodes available, which prevents any nuanced character growth. Instead, everyone here has either a fairly simplistic arc (like Miriam) or is treated like a one-dimensional set piece. The voice casting isn’t terrible, and the soundtrack is nice as well. Intricate worldbuilding, layers of nuance, and a deeper knowledge of racial issues in this fantasy world are likely to leave those seeking them dissatisfied, but Dragon Age fans may find greater enjoyment here.
Absolution isn’t a terrible program, but it also isn’t really good. The clichéd fantasy elements are there here in spades, and the one-dimensional characters beg for more attention. This is not a new mysterious.