Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight

Jack Black and James Hong are returning to the roles they made famous in Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda for a new animated series at Netflix, and today the streamer dropped the first trailer.

Series Details:

  • Inspired by traditional martial arts and set in ancient China, the original 2008 Dreamworks became Dreamworks’ highest-grossing original animated feature to that point, and kickstarted a trilogy which eventually pulled in more than $1.8 billion at the global box office. This is the third time Dreamworks is animating a series for the franchise, following Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011–2016) and Prime Video’s Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (2018–2019). The studio has also produced several Kung Fu Panda shorts.
  • According to a Netflix press kit, the franchise has a strong future as well. Citing a cross-category consumer products program, video games, a previous Emmy Award-winning television series, and global theme park attractions, Netflix says, “The legend of Po has only just begun.”
  • Synopsis: When a mysterious pair of weasels set their sights on a collection of four powerful weapons, Po must leave his home to embark on a globe-trotting quest for redemption and justice that finds him partnered up with a no-nonsense English knight named Wandering Blade. Together, these two mismatched warriors set out on an epic adventure to find the magical weapons first and save the world from destruction —and they may even learn a thing or two from each other along the way
  • Series co-creator and executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) says, “Very excited for the fans and everyone else to see this longform adventure from the Kung Fu Panda world — it’s a huge, exciting, epic story told with humor and emotion, and it looks fantastic.”
  • Co-creator and executive producer Shaunt Nigoghossian (art department on Batman: The Killing Joke, Transformers Prime) adds, “If you’re someone who loved the movies but isn’t generally into tv animation, this one’s worth the watch. We specifically made it for everyone to enjoy.”
  • Joining Black and Hong in the voice cast are Rita Ora, Della Saba, Chris Geere, and Rahnuma Pathaky.

The show is executive produced by Hastings, Nigoghossian, and Black. Chris Amick and Ben Mekler are co-executive producers.