Overlord Season 4 release date: Will we ever get the next season of our favorite anime ‘Overlord’? Has it been canceled or renewed? Read details.
It’s been more than two years since the conclusion of Overlord’s third season. The third season ended on October 2, 2018, and since then the fans are waiting for the next season of the popular anime. Usually, manga and novel adaptations take long lapses between seasons but after a certain amount of time fans get worried about a potential cancellation. This is exactly the scenario with Overlord season 4.
With more than two years passed since the third season of Overlord concluded, fans are now concerned about its return. Will we ever get the next season of our favorite dark fantasy anime ‘Overlord’? Do we have any updates on the renewal and cancellation of the anime series?
Overlord season 4 release date
Though there is nothing official from the makers, some unverified reports suggest that season 4 was in production before the pandemic. Due to the global pandemic, the filming of all shows and movies was on halt, and Overlord Season 4 was no exception.
The show will definitely come and we are expecting an official announcement from the studio (Madhouse) sooner or later. The scriptwriter for the anime series discussed the possibility of the fourth season at AnimagiC 2019 in Germany, saying that it was “extremely likely” that it would be produced. I am expecting Overlord season 4 to arrive by the end of 2021.
Why we are assured about the fourth season of Overlord?
For anime series, the possibility of a sequel depends on factors like the source material, popularity, and buzz. We have analyzed these factors for Overlord. Here is our analysis:
Source material for Overlord anime
For Overlord, the source material is a light novel series of the same name. Till now, 14 light novel volumes have seen released, with the latest arrived on March 12, 2020. Kugane Maruyama wrote one volume in 2017, 2018 each, and none in 2019. He announced that he will finish it with 17 volumes.
Overlord adapted three light novels each season. So, 9 out of 14 light novel volumes have been adapted. So, five novel volumes are there ready to be adapted and three more yet to be released. It means next season will begin with Volume 10 of the light novel series. You can see that there is no shortage of source material for Overlord anime creators.
The popularity of Overlord anime series
Overlord is one of the most popular anime series of the last decade. Each volume of Overlord novel sold more than 200,000 copies. These are incredible numbers are testimony of the popularity of anime and novel series.
Even though more than two years have passed since the third season ended, fans are eagerly waiting for its return. Overlord season 4 still gets more than 300K searches each month on Google.
More than everything else, the dark fantasy anime series is a big money spinner for Madhouse. The makers are making a huge profit through Bluray sales, mobile games, merchandise, streaming rights, novels, and manga.
What will be the plot of Overlord Season 4?
As Overlord anime is based on the novel series, we are assuming that season 4 will open with the 10th novel of the anime series. The 10th volume titled The Ruler of Conspiracy was released on May 30, 2016. It tells about Ainz Ooal Gown’s decision to turn his kingdom into a paradise for all races. Meanwhile, rulers of other countries are plotting to oppose him and his newly founded nation.