Some years ago, at a Netflix party, Jorge Gutiérrez was made an alluring proposition: he was asked to picture a project he didn’t think would get made anywhere. Thus was born Maya and the Three, a nine-part, four-and-a-half-hour limited series — or, in Gutiérrez’s words, a “fantasy, super-epic, crazy movie.” It will launch on the streamer this year.
Watch the first trailer below:
Maya and the Three is set in a legendary Meso-America, which bristles with the mythology the director absorbed as a child in Mexico. Having cast male protagonists in his previous works (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera), Gutiérrez decided to center this series on a warrior princess, who journeys across magical realms to fulfill an ancient prophecy and defend humanity against the gods of the underworld.