Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Kelsey Grammer (Boss) and Ron Perlman (Sons Of Anarchy) have been set as the leads in Trollhunters, Netflix’s animated family event series from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation which is set to premiere this December.
The casting announcement was made today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion with del Toro.
Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, 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.
Yelchin, who most recently reprised his role as Chekov in Star Trek Beyond, will play Jim, an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure; Grammer has been cast as Blinky, a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; while Ron Perlman plays Bular, a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle.
Picked up in January 2016 in a deal with DreamWorks, Trollhunters was created by Guillermo del Toro and is produced for Netflix by DreamWorks Animation. The executive producers are Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim and Christina Steinberg. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman serve as co-executive producers, while Chad Hammes is the series producer,