There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the new Netflix/DreamWorks/Cha Cha Cha Films original animated series Trollhunters, created by visionary director, producer, and writer Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hobbit, et.al.). On Saturday, October 8, del Toro sat down with Geeks Of Doom at New York Comic-Con to tease the show alongside co-executive producers Rodrigo Blaas (WALL-E) and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), as well as actors Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Charlie Saxton (Betas), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). The protagonist, Jim Lake Jr., is voiced by the late Anton Yelchin, who was spoken of and honored during the roundtable discussion.
Geeks Of Doom’s own Sarah Pfeffer and Athena Costanza Torkel were both in the room for an exclusive look at Trollhunters, which is based on the book co-authored by del Toro. The show premiered after the interview in a special panel, and the cast enjoyed the episode side-by-side with fans for the first time.
Read what the cast and creators had to say, and check out exclusive photos from the interview here below.
After the release of eight Harry Potter films, Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling are now venturing into the wizardry world of spinoff sequels. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them centers on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist arriving in mid-1920s New York for a brief stop after documenting fantastic beasts around the globe. However, a no-maj (the American version of a muggle) accidentally lets the beasts loose. The studio just held a global fan event where attendees got to see a sneak peek of the upcoming film. But that wasn’t the only surprise. News broke that there will be a total of five Fantastic Beast films that will be released in the future.
The excitement was palpable in the Trollhunters press room at New York Comic-Con on Saturday. Held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro, executive producers Marc Guggenheim & Rodrigo Blaas, and cast Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Charlie Saxton gave us the lowdown.
Check out what Perlman, del Toro, and Grammer had to say here below.
On Saturday, October 8, at New York Comic-Con, famed director and writer Guillermo del Toro presented the first episode of his Netflix/DreamWorks Animation/Cha Cha Cha Films original animated series, Trollhunters, along with co-executive producers Rodrigo Blaas and Marc Guggenheim, as well as voice actors Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Charlie Saxton.
The series centers around Jim Lake Jr. (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin), a kind and protective teenager who, while on his way to school with his best friend Toby, discovers an amulet — calling out his name — meant for the protector of both the troll realm and human realm. What Jim doesn’t realize at the time is that he’s about to be thrust into a dangerous, centuries-long conflict between good and bad trolls, as he’s been chosen to become the one force who can defend both trolls and humanity: the Trollhunter.
Netflix has released a poster and the first trailer for their upcoming animated series Trollhunters, from DreamWorks Animation.
Guillermo Del Toro is an executive producer on new television series, which is based on the novel he wrote with Daniel Kraus. Watch for the global launch of the entire series on December 23, 2016 at 12:01am PT on Netflix.
Here below, check out the poster, trailer, and synopsis of the series, which stars the voice cast of Kelsey Grammer, (Frasier, The Simpsons), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), and Charlie Saxton (Betas).
Netflix and DreamWorks brought Trollhunters to New York Comic-Con this weekend, so keep it here at Geeks Of Doom for coverage of the panel, as well as for our interviews with the cast and creators.