Writer/director Guillermo del Toro, with Dreamworks Animation, is bringing new animated series Trollhunters to Netflix. The streaming service announced the deal Tuesday, describing the show as “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.” The series is an adaptation of del Toro’s young adult horror book of the same name. From the Amazon synopsis of the book:
“You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don’t cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites.”
Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino-one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named “Tubby” who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.
From the minds of Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.
Trollhunters is slated for a 2016 debut.
Guillermo del Toro is known for his dark fantasy Spanish films such as The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, and he released the gothic horror romance Crimson Peak last year.