DreamWorks Animation has revealed the first image from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming animated Netflix series Trollhunters. This is a project that del Toro has been developing for five years already, and it's based on a children's novel of the same title, co-written with 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 will be del Toro's second book-to-TV series adaptation. He is also a co-author and TV series co-creator of The Strain, the apocalyptic vampire drama set to air a second season on FX this year.
When discussing the story, del Toro said in a previous interview:
"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 premiere on Netflix sometime later this year.
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