André Øvredal’s Trollhunters was one of our favorite movies back in 2011, which means we’re super excited to see Guillermo del Toro and Netflix’s animated version that’s heading our way in a few more days. To make sure you’re just as excited as we are, today we’re sharing a featurette for the series that takes us behind the scenes and shows off some new footage.
“Trollhunters” is an epic saga from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro featuring a group of friends who discover a fantastical new world wrapped beneath their home town and who will face a battle between good and bad trolls. It stars Ron Perlman, Kelsey Grammer, Steven Yeun, Charlie Saxton, and Anton Yelchin in one of his last performances. The ensemble also includes Lexi Medrano, Jonathan Hyde, James Purefoy, Fred Tatasciore, and Amy Landecker.
The show is produced by DreamWorks Animation. Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow”), Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure), and del Toro executive produce. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) are co-executive producers, and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) serves as producer.
All 26 episodes will be available beginning December 23, 2016.
When ordinary teenager Jim Lake, Jr., (Yelchin) 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.