DreamWorks and Netflix have confirmed the Guillermo Del Toro’s utterly fabulous Trollhunters will return for a second season! The late Anton Yelchin’s voice will also be heard, making use of all the work he did for the series until he has to be replaced by another actor… which, del Toro reveals, will have an in-story reason for the change.
It’s not much of a surprise that the series will be back after Netflix revealed the first season of 26 episodes was tracking to be the most successful original children’s show on Netflix ever (more here). Plus, we loved it, so we’re happy – see the BUZZ review here.
Consisting of 13 episodes Trollhunters season two will debut later this year. Jim (Anton Yelchin) will venture deeper into the Troll world to battle the vicious leader of the Darklands, while his team works to maintain order in the human world.
Creator/executive producer Gullermo del Toro had this to say about Anton Yelchin’s involvement to Entertainment Weekly:
“We’re not only going to second season, but we’re going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton’s voice. We have an event in the last episode Anton did which allows us to sort of change his voice slightly, so the character stays — but we didn’t plan this. It was pure serendipity that we had that in the works. The beats of the second season have been set for years, and as of now, we have not altered or needed to alter a single beat.”
Del Toro also Tweeted: “Anton’s work for Trollhunters was many episodes ahead of season one. A year ago we had already storyboarded season two. Anton recorded it all!”