What is Dragon Age: Absolution based on?

By Kieran Burt
Published: December 6, 2022 (Last updated: December 10, 2022)
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We discuss what Dragon Age: Absolution is based on, who is making Dragon Age: Absolution, and if it will be a TV show or a movie. 

Dragon Age: Absolution is an upcoming anime series based on the highly acclaimed Dragon Age video games by BioWare. The series will be six episodes long and will all be released on December 9th, 2022. There have already been two other animated series set in the Dragon Age universe, 2010’s Warden Fall and 2011’s Redemption.

The show will be coming out on December 9th and will be the latest video game adaptation, following the success of other projects, such as Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, based on the Cyberpunk 2077 game.

Who is making Dragon Age: Absolution?

Dragon Age: Absolution will be produced by Reddog Culture House, which is a South Korean anime studio. The studio has already had experience in making anime for Netflix, having already worked on 2021 show The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The studio has also worked on Centaurworldand The Seven Deadly Sins.

Mairghread Scott is the showrunner, and she has plenty of experience when it comes to making animated shows. Previous credits include the animated Guardians of the Galaxy show, which ran from 2015 to 2019, the animated show Transformers Prime which ran from 2010 to 2013, and the 2020 animated film Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Netflix have also released a trailer for the show.

Will there be a Dragon Age: Absolution movie?

Dragon Age: Absolution won’t be a movie. Instead, it’s an animated project coming from a South Korean Studio for Netflix. There has only been one Dragon Age movie, called Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, released in 2012. There aren’t currently plans for a sequel to the 2012 film or a new movie set in the Dragon Age franchise.

What is Dragon Age: Absolution based on?

Dragon Age: Absolution is a series based on the well-loved video game franchise Dragon Age which currently has three video games with a fourth in production. According to NetflixGeeked, the show will be set in Tevinter Imperium, which is an ancient human empire in the Dragon Age universe. It’s only ever been mentioned by name, so this will be its first major appearance.

Deadline has reported that the show will feature an ensemble cast of new characters inspired by the lore of the franchise, such as elves, mages, knights, Qunari (white-haired, metallic-skinned humanoids), Red Templars (a splinter group of Templars) and demons. Audiences will be able to see the continent of Thedas, the land where Dragon Age takes place. But the show will also introduce new characters to expand the lore.

The main character for the show, Miriam is a character created for the show, but the name has been used in the franchise before. In Dragon Age: Origins, players can find another character called Miriam in the village of Lothering, but other than that, the two are unrelated.

It’s likely the show will follow similar themes to the video games, which heavily focused on political intrigue, class struggles, and wartime battles.

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