The first thing to note regarding “Tales by Light” Season 4 is that Netflix has not yet officially renewed or canceled the show. There are a lot of possible reasons for this, with the travel limitations and safety issues caused by COVID-19 likely being a big factor. Since the most recent season premiered back in 2018, it’s possible that Netflix was in the early stages of development for new episodes before the pandemic hit.
Since the series is entirely dependent on the ability to go to secluded locations that most are unable to visit easily, Netflix, National Geographic, and Canon — all involved in the production of “Tales by Light” — have definitely been limited by the new restrictions. Along with that, the production team and the photographers involved certainly want to insure the safety of themselves and their subjects before going off for various shoots.
With all of this in mind, a possible release date for “Tales by Light” Season 4 is hard to pin down. As travel restrictions are slowly being lifted in 2021, Netflix will hopefully make an announcement in the coming months about the future of the series. Still, it’s very possible that fans of “Tales by Light” won’t see new episodes until 2023 or later, considering the difficulty of production and other factors.