We usually associate the name Guillermo del Toro with dark gothic fantasy worlds and weird monsters, so when Netflix announced that it was working on a series with del Toro the last thing I was expecting was a kids show.

The show is called Trollhunter and is based on a young adult novel that del Toro wrote. Originally it was supposed to be a full-length animated film, but the deal with Disney fell through leaving the door open for Netflix to scoop it up and change into a series.

The story is set in a town called Arcadia that is built on top of a world teeming with trolls. The series is described as “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”

The animation will be handled by DreamWorks animation, and judging from the image it looks as if they are doing a fine job.

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