If Netflix’s remake of Voltron is any indication, the streaming giant is taking its kids programming just as seriously as its original adult-centric series. That’s one of the few reasons to get at least a little excited about Trollhunters, a new animated series that looks similar in tone to How to Train Your Dragon, which is set to premiere on Netflix in 2017. Another reason would be that the colorful adventure series is overseen by Guillermo del Toro, and features the vocal talents of Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, and Steven Yeun, amongst others. The latest featurette and TV spot for the series, which you can take a look at below, highlights just what these people think is so special about the series, and why it will be of interest to adults as well. They have some decent reasons, but really, do you need more evidence than the fact that this is a Del Toro production?
Here’s the featurette and new TV spot for Trollhunters:
Here’s the official synopsis for Trollhunters:
From the limitless imagination of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Strong-willed and seeking adventure but wholly unprepared for the responsibilities thrust upon him, Jim is forced to take on the exalted mantle of Trollhunter, sworn to protect the good trolls from powerful enemies bent on revenge. The first human ever to hold the honor, Jim abruptly goes from fighting his way through the daily mayhem of high school to joining a war that has raged for centuries, a conflict that now threatens all of mankind and troll-kind alike. Accompanied by his closest human friends and a few key troll allies, the courageous fifteen-year-old must plunge headlong into a fantastical world of astonishing creatures, glorious cities, and fierce enemies desperate to destroy him. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil with stakes that couldn’t be higher, Jim is determined to save the world — right after gym class. DreamWorks Trollhunters is a heroic tale that uncoils with ambitious, complex storytelling and stunning visuals that raise the bar for animated series, creating an event series that will thrill the entire family.