Netflix’s most beloved sci-fi animated series Kipo and the age of the Wonderbeasts season 3 is all set for the return of its third season on Oct 12. A recent press release from Dreamworks has confirmed that the show has been renewed for its third and final season. Similar to season 1, this last installment will run for a total of 10 episodes.
The animated young-adult series is a story of a young girl, Kipo, from an underground world. With her spending her entire life underground, she is fascinated and starts exploring the fantastical world filled with mutant animals roaming a neon-colored landscape. The first season of the show premiered on Netflix on Jan 14, 2020. A Second was added to the series in the same year on June 12.
Let’s take a quick recap of what has happened in the show up till now. The most recent season of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts ends with Kipo overthrowing Scarlemagne with the help of his friends. It was an evil mutant baboon set via mind-control on dominating humankind. She was seen struggling with her mute capabilities.
The production house has also unveiled the poster and declared the synopsis of the upcoming season. The image, seen in the above tweet, shows characters Kipo (voiced by Karen Fukuhara), Dave (Deon Cole), Mandu (Dee Bradley Baker), Wolf (Sydney Mikayla), and Benson (Coy Stewart). All of them are ready for an enthralling journey ahead and do not expect anything less from them.
Here’s the official synopsis of the third and final season, as released by Netflix. Read on:
“After dethroning Scarlemagne, Kipo and the Brunch Bunch face a more daunting foe: Dr. Emilia, who plots to eliminate mutekind to make the surface ‘safe’ for humans. But Kipo has an optimistic vision of a world where mutes and humans get along with each other. To achieve that dream, she must lean on her friends and rise to a role she may not be ready for.”
This time her new family doesn’t lack perseverance. They help her locate the strength to properly oscillate between her mutated and human self. This newfound capability helped her tackle the villain who goes by the name of Dr. Emilia. After tackling Scarlmange, Kipo and the Brunch Bunch face far greater villains.
In response to the Season 3 reveal of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, the program’s creator, Rad Sechrist, tweeted that he is “honestly hoping they (Netflix) want to do some movies after.”
The end of the series with Kipo shall leave a significant hole in the current landscape of animation. It clearly was one of the few cartoons to prominently feature multiple Black (and unrelated, which is still a necessary distinction, unfortunately) characters. Also, Benson stands as one of the few openly gay figures in youth television. Therefore, the A.V. Club has not only recommended the inventive jaunt as one of our go-to compassionate cartoons, but we also dubbed it one of the best shows of the year so far.