Guillermo del Toro Casts Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman in 'Trollhunters' on Netflix

'Trollhunters' is headed for Netflix in December

Guillermo del Toro announced today that his upcoming animated series Trollhunters will star Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, and Ron Perlman.

The series is based off a YA book by del Toro and Daniel Kraus, and is produced by DreamWorks Animation. It promises to “unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”

Yelchin will voice Tim, the teen protagonist who is presumably the sword-wielding hero we see in this preview art. Grammer will voice Blinky, “a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim”, while Perlman plays Bular, the bad-guy troll who battles against Tim and his friends.

It’s hard to tell much from the one image released so far, but the troll looks a touch more kid-friendly than the book’s art. We can safely expect great storytelling from del Toro and charming animation from DreamWorks.

Trollhunters was originally destined for a feature film several years ago, but was announced by Netflix in January. The DreamWorks-Netflix alliance is hoping to follow up the smash success of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Trollhunters will be released on Netflix this December.

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