Guillermo del Toro’s latest TV venture is “Trollhunters,” a new Dreamworks Animation animated series that will debut later this year on Netflix. Eight years in the making, the family-friendly show will introduce audiences to a fantastic world revolving around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia. The first two episodes were exclusively screened at New York Comic Con, as well at the first trailer, which you can check out below.
“Trollhunters” follows 15-year-old Jim (Anton Yelchin) and his two best friends, Toby (Charlie Saxton) and the benevolent troll Blinky (Kelsey Grammer), who make the startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad. Ron Perlman also lends his voice as Bular, a sinister troll who goes after Jim and his friends. Jonathan Hyde, Lexi Medrano, Amy Landecker, Fred Tatasciore, and Steven Yeun co-star.
The series is one of Yelchin’s last projects before he tragically died in June. Del Toro recently spoke about the late actor, who completed most of his work before his passing, stating, “We went through great pains to ensure that his voice is preserved for the series,” the director told Entertainment Weekly. “He was so passionate about it, and he had so much fun doing this.”
“Trollhunters” will premiere globally on December 23 on Netflix.