Netflix has released a video featurette in which the cast and creator (a certain Guillermo de Toro) of Trollhunters enthuse, gush and liberally heap praise on the show like excited kids at Christmas. “Well, they would, wouldn’t they?” you might think. Then you soak up the gorgeous visuals and meet the colourful characters and you start thinking, “You know what? They might not be exaggerating.”
Trollhunters, which features the voices Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, the late Anton Yelchin and Charlie Saxton, will premiere on Netflix on 23 December. What a Christmas treat!
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 honour, 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 15-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.