Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are set for another creative collaboration – but it doesn’t involve a certain cigar-chomping demon.
Instead, the Pacific Rim duo will reteam for Trollhunters, the new animated fantasy series that has set up shop at Netflix. According to Variety, Perlman has joined the cast as Bular, a malicious troll that causes all manner of havoc for our leading hero, Jim (Anton Yelchin). Also bound for the voice booth is Kelsey Grammer who, unlike Perlman, will lend his vocal chords to a friendly troll known as Blinky.
He is, essentially, a big, ugly and really rather friendly giant that resides deep beneath the fictional suburb of Arcadia, where Jim “and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.”
Netflix’s family-friendly romp will lift inspiration from Daniel Kraus’ fantasy novel. Here’s an overview of how Trollhunters is shaping up:
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.
Not to be confused with André Øvredal’s low-budget Norwegian flick, Trollhunters is expected to premiere exclusively on Netflix. We’ll update this article if and when the company nails down release plans.