After last years’ Crimson Peak (how lush was Tom Hiddleston and how frickin' creepy was Jessica Chastain?!), and with Pacific Rim 2 in the works, it looks as if there’s to be no rest for acclaimed Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
With every year that passes, Netflix, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, continues to be ever more popular with fans of both familiar and fresh entertainment, and has since gone on to expand the number of different genre style programmes it screens.
It’s not exactly surprising therefore to learn that del Toro’s latest project, a new fantasy series titled Trollhunters, is set to launch on the service later this year.
The synopsis to the Trollhunters books, which have earned an average rating of 3.5 stars on Goodreads, says:
"In San Bernardino, California, children are going missing.
The townspeople don't believe the rumours of trolls, but fifteen-year-old Jim Jnr knows that they're a very real threat. At night, is anyone safe?”
Trollhunters, with a fan-base supported by young/teen readers and lovers of del Toro's stunning Pan's Labyrinth, is to be joined by a re-imagining of the popular anime series Voltron which aired between 1984-1985 (I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t even born then..yikes!).
Voltron was promoted via an impressive range of merchandise (anyone own any?) and tie-in prequels including Voltron Force which aired on Nicktoons between 2011 and 2012.
Both shows are part of a growing slate of programmes developed via Netflix's on-going deal with DreamWorks.
These two new programmes are only part of an exciting range of shows set to delight viewers, both on Netflix and regular TV services, throughout 2016, with fan-favourite Game Of Thrones, recently confirmed to be returning in April, leading the charge.
Are you excited for Trollhunters? Do you remember the original Voltron series? Comment below and let us know!