It seems November is the month for major Jurassic developments, and a new trailer for the fourth season of Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is one of them! The trailer dropped earlier this week, announcing the release of the new season this December. Three seasons of the animated series have already entertained fans since 2020 and the hotly anticipated fourth season is sure to be a wild ride.
The trailer opens where we last left off: our six campers are on their way eastward from Isla Nublar, having finally gotten a way to escape after six months as castaways at the abandoned Jurassic World. But their freedom is short-lived, as the gigantic Mosasaurus has managed to escape the island too, and it isn’t interested in sharing the seas. The mosasaur attack and some inclement weather toss the kids onto a foreign shore. They haven’t gotten to the mainland yet, and they’re not anywhere we’ve seen before either.
Trekking through a desert environment leads the kids to a mysterious wall, detailed to look like the island’s horizon in order to conceal a strange corridor. It turns out this island is being used to maintain several artificial biomes, including a snowy tundra and redwood forest, where numerous dinosaurs are being housed. But there’s more than dinosaurs now, as the kids discover a saber-toothed cat prowling the desert! The animals of the island are being herded by drones and other robotic technology, apparently forced to fight one another (as we see a Tyrannosaurus in combat against a Kentrosaurus) while their unseen supervisors watch on.
Finally, we get a tantalizing glimpse of another surprise Season 4 has in store, a Spinosaurus! This fish-gobbling giant theropod hasn’t been seen on screen since 2001’s Jurassic Park III, but Camp Cretaceous is pulling out all the stops with its fourth and wildest season yet. The campers are going to have to learn all new tricks to survive hostile environments, dinosaurs both old and new, man-eating felines, and the island’s security systems as they try and learn what’s happening in this bizarre facility. What is this new island? Who are the secretive Mantah Corp, and what do they want? Will these kids spend the rest of their lives island-hopping in the Pacific Ocean? And will we ever see our beloved Bumpy again? Only time (and Netflix’s online streaming service) will tell, as Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 4 premieres on December 3!