Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix ‘Trollhunters’ Reveals New Photos
Our last check in with Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix Trollhunters came with the tragic passing of voice actor Anton Yelchin, but the animated series is ready to move forward at New York Comic-Con. New photos from the series reveal a host of magical creatures, while del Toro discusses preserving one of Yelchin’s final roles.
Entertainment Weekly provided three new photos from the December 2016 series, ahead of a more formal presentation at New York Comic-Con. Yelchin completed the majority of his voiceover work prior to passing in June, while del Toro said of his performance “That simple goodness and beautiful soul came through every time [Yelchin read] … We went through great pains to ensure that his voice is preserved for the series.”
The show follows 15-year-old Jim (Anton Yelchin), who is transformed into the Trollhunter, defender of the good trolls, after stumbling upon a magical amulet. While fighting alongside his best friend Toby (Charlie Saxton) and the wise four-armed troll Blinky (Kelsey Grammer), he also must juggle play rehearsal and homework.
The property itself was first optioned back in 2010 for a 3D animated feature film, but the resulting stall saw del Toro release Trollhunters as an illustrated novel with Daniel Kraus.
We’ll have more as we move toward the December 2016 premiere, but what do we make of a closer Trollhunters look?