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‘Trollhunters’ Universe Will Expand Into The Trilogy Series ‘Tales of Arcadia’

The Trollhunters saga isn’t ending anytime soon.

On Monday night at a preview screening for Dreamworks Animation/Netflix’s Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro revealed that the world of the series will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia.

According to a Netflix press release, two additional series called 3 Below and Wizards will complete the epic tale:
 

On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town.  It lies at the center of magical and mystical lines that will make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. Dreamworks Trollhunters, the first installment in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will be followed by two additional series 3 Below in 2018 and a final chapter Wizards set to debut in 2019.
 
Following Trollhunters, DreamWorks 3 Below will focus on two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.  
 
DreamWorks Wizards brings together the three disparate worlds of trolls, aliens and wizards who have found themselves drawn to Arcadia. The final chapter of the Tales of Arcadia culminates in an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will ultimately determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have now converged.

Netflix released a teaser on Monday signalling the Arcadia universe expansion:

Trollhunters has been a hit with critics and fans alike. The project won six honors at the most recent Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, more than any other individual program this year.

Below is the trailer for the upcoming season, Trollhunters Part 2, which will debut December 15 on Netflix:

Del Toro executive produces Trollhunters along with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma), Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge), and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians).  Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.

Guillermo del Toro at a screening event tonight, where he announced the "Tales of Arcadia" trilogy series.
Guillermo del Toro at a screening event tonight, where he announced the “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy series.
  • IP Building

    Oh dear…I like Guillermo del Toro, but does everything have to be a part of a massive cinematic universe?

    • Cale

      Don’t worry it’s just gonna be a micro web-TV universe. That makes it totally different(!)

  • GOATmaybe

    Hey if the series maintain a good quality throughout I’m all for this. Trollhunters is incredibly good fun.

  • Cale

    That sounds fun and interesting, but the story for “3 Below” sounds just a tiny bit like… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9de546a21deb10f427971806fec2e64b1ee584089fd5b21f03346b7b37e0206d.jpg

    • Matt

      Who dis?

  • Capital_7

    I really enjoy a lot of Del Toro’s stuff, but this is a paper thin IP. It was buoyed by some nice character design, but man… that’s about it. It’s so derivative that my kids couldn’t even remember if they’d watched one episode or another.

    • ???

      That’s how any show with a lot of continuity ends up working out. Not remembering what happened in a particular episode in a show like that has nothing to do with it being derivative or not.

      • Capital_7

        No, that’s not at all what I’m talking about. I’m saying they couldn’t tell if this monster had shown up before, doing this thing or that. These shows are terrible. My 8 year old later told me he didn’t like it because the jokes aren’t funny. That’s a low bar to miss.