Here’s our first look at Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming animated Netflix series Trollhunters. It’s only one image but we think this may be a fun series to watch. World of Warcraft fans…does the sword not look a little bit like the Ashbringer? Pretty cool!
The filmmaker has been developing this project for over five years already, so it’s great to see it actually moving forward. The project started out as a feature film adaptation of the young adult novel that del Toro worked on with author Daniel Kraus.
DreamWorks TROLLHUNTERS will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind-blowing as anything on the surface. A global must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks TROLLHUNTERS will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro.
This sounds and looks like it could be a great series and I’m looking forward to seeing some actual footage from it. When talking about the story in a previous interview, the filmmaker said:
“I wanted very much to develop a story that could be written for kids but dealt with a genre that was scary. It essentially combines fairy tales with modern times and is about how difficult it is to be kid. Normally, kids are idealized in animated films. But the growing pains, married with the notion that there is a world right next to us that is completely plagued by creatures of ancient lore, it’s thematically fitting with the rest of my stuff.”
The series will be released sometime this year