Netflix has released the trailer for A Tale Dark & Grimm, a new cg comedy series launching October 8.
Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the fairytale mash-up stars Hansel and Gretel. Per Netflix’s synopsis:
The series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.
The supervising director of Dark & Grimm is Simon Otto, a 21-year veteran of Dreamworks Animation who was head of character animation on the How to Train your Dragon trilogy. Otto is currently working on his feature directorial debut: That Christmas for Locksmith Animation (Ron’s Gone Wrong).