Tommy Andreasen stated that the four episode special event serves as "a conclusion of a 24 episode arc." this may mean that any loose ends left open at the end of "Green Destiny" will be concluded by the end of these 4 episodes.
The special event is planned to be released early 2019.
On July 15, 2018, Tommy Andreasen tweeted a sneak peek image for Ninjago's storyline in 2019. It was revealed in full detail during San Diego Comic Con on July 22, 2018, and will be about Jay proposing to Nya.
Tommy Andreasen stated that Jay's proposal to Nya may not have to do with marriage.
Tommy Andreasen stated that episode 97 is "the most intense episode in the series yet". He also stated that episode 97 is his favorite.
When asked for spoilers, Tommy Andreasen ominously replied with, ". . . one ninja will fall. . . ." He also stated "... one ninja will make a fatal mistake ..." and "... one director will try to downplay just how much pain those dear ninja will have to endure ..."
He also stated that "one ninja will hold the fate of Ninjago in his hands."
And recently stated that "one ninja must let go of his love."
The final episode of Hunted, "Green Destiny," hints that future villains will most likely be the Oni, as Lloyd believes they are coming. Though it is unknown if this is in the special-event, or in the installment after it.
A clip was released (in its early animation) of Jay practicing asking out Nya with Kai in the Monastery of Spinjitzu. It is revealed through the clip that the emblem is what Jay uses to ask Nya to be his "Yang."
The original Monastery is as good as new in the clip, despite being burned down by the Hypnobrai in Season 1 and again accidentally by Kai in Season 7. It appears that two people are reattaching the door of the Monastery, meaning that the Ninja are restoring it and have moved back into it as their home base.
It was confirmed in the summary for a book that the Monastery was rebuilt by the Ninja.
Tommy Andreasen also stated that the episodes of the special event will have an intro sequence but it will be different from any previous ones.
It was once again revealed on Tommy Andreasen's Twitter, that Ninjago would be around "for a long time."
During the San Diego Comic Con panel, Tommy Andreasen revealed that the special event's name spoils the end of Hunted.
The special event will reveal how long it takes place after the end of Hunted.
There will be scenes of the Ninja casually hanging out, similar to when the Ninja were playing a video game in the first season.
By the end of September 11, 2018, animation for the special event was done, and two episodes had finished rendering. On November 16, 2018, production of the special completed and a wrap party was held.
In the San Diego Comic Con panel, the text "Masters of Spinjitzu" is reverted back to the pre-Season 8 text.
The special is dedicated to William "Scott" Godon-Decoteau, whom was a driving force in the production of Skybound, Possession, and The Hands of Time. He passed away in an accident on October 10, 2018.
On November 16, 2018, Tommy Andreasen announced on his Twitter that the original 4 episodes announced at Comic Con would be edited into a feature-length TV film, as well that production was nearly complete. They mentioned "[it would] be the film fans of the TV canon deserve" and that it would be dedicated in memory of Godon-Decoteau's passing.
In the same tweet, Tommy Andreasen revealed that there will be "some more content coming your way" before the special airs.
Tommy Andrease revealed Lloyd would not be standing in the center of the finished version of the scene that he posted concept art of on International Ninja Day 2019.
A Ying Yang symbol with Nya and Jay's symbols.
The pendant that Jay uses to "propose" to Nya with.
Jay, in footage of early animation.
Jay and Kai, in early animation footage. (Kai showing Jay how he should propose to Nya)
Kai explaining Dareth that Jay is "trying to find the right way to ask Nya to be his yang"
"You've got to ask with confidence!"
Tommy Andreasen announces the special will be a film.
Tommy Andreasen's concept art of the Ninja in action poses, released on International Ninja Day 2018.