'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight' on Netflix: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about animated series

The series follows Po (Jack Black) who must leave his home to embark on a globe-trotting quest for redemption and justice


                            'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight' on Netflix: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about animated series
Jack Black will voice the character of Po in 'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight' (Netflix)
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Netflix is for everyone. Is that an understatement? No, because the streaming platform has always provided more than one can expect at all times. From sci-fi fantasy flicks to nail-biting horror series, it has something for everyone. Now, the streaming giant is back with a sequel series to the beloved and super-hit animated film 'Kung Fu Panda'. 

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'Kung Fu Panda' is an American movie franchise that started in 2008 with the release of the animated feature film of the same name that was produced by DreamWorks Animation. The movie gained lots of fans within a few days of its release. The movie has had several sequels since then and now, Netflix is all set to premiere a new sequel series to the franchise titled 'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight'.

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When does ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ release and where can you watch it?

The series is expected to premiere on July 14, 2022, exclusively on Netflix. It will be an eleven-episode series.

What is 'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight ' all about?

The 'Dragon Knight' is the third 'Kung Fu Panda' series and ninth spin-off of the original 2008 movie, with the main trilogy of films, four short films, a holiday special, and two other TV shows before it. Jack Black returns to the new series as Po.

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According to the official synopsis, "When a mysterious pair of weasels set their sights on a collection of four powerful weapons, Po (Black) 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."

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Who stars in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’?

The series brings back several previous actors and adds some new ones. Jack Black will reprise his role as Po, the adorable panda. The series also features James Hong as Mr Ping, Chris Geere as Klaus Dumont, Della Saba as Veruca Dumont, Rahnuma Panthaky as Rukhmini, Ed Weeks as Colin, and Amy Hill as Pei Pei. Rita Ora is starring as the no-nonsense English knight Wandering Blade.

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Rita Ora

The British singer rose to prominence in February 2012 when she was featured on DJ Fresh's single 'Hot Right Now'. In 2008, she auditioned for 'Eurovision: Your Country Needs You' on BBC One to be the British contestant for the 'Eurovision Song Contest 2009' and qualified. Ora was featured on the single that was released on February 12, 2012, debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

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Whilst supporting Coldplay on their Mylo Xyloto Tour, she later announced that her debut album would be titled 'Ora'. Ora was nominated for Best New Artist, Push Artist, and Best UK/Ireland Act at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. From October 23 through to October 30, 2012, Ora embarked on her first headlining tour titled 'Ora Tour', a mini-concert US tour. Recently, Ora announced that she has signed a record deal with BMG. 

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What's the latest news about ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’?

We know we're in for some fun because Jack Black is back as Po in the trailer for 'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight'. Dreamworks Animation, the studio helming the animated project, recently tweeted that fans of the franchise should get ready for "pure PANDAmonium," as the narrative involves a globe-spanning adventure filled with confrontations and laughs.

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In the previous sequels of the show, Po is shown to have been wrongly accused of destroying a whole village. But he is here to win back his fans as the trailer shows him as heroic as ever ready to defeat his age-old nemesis Kai. Fans speculate on how Po is now all grown and ready to save China. 

Who are the creators?

'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight' is executive produced by Peter Hastings, Shaunt Nigoghossian, and Jack Black. Co-executive producers are Chris Amick and Ben Mekler. DreamWorks Animation is the animation studio working on the series.

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Trailer

You can watch the trailer of the series here.



 

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