Guillermo Del Toro's Trollhunters Gets Second Netflix Season

"The beats of the second season have been set for years."


Guillermo Del Toro's animated fantasy show Trollhunters is getting a second season. Netflix has confirmed that another 13-episode season will be released later this year.

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Del Toro also revealed that the late Anton Yelchin had already recorded much of his voicework as lead character Jim for the second season before his tragic death last June. Del Toro stated that Season 2 was storyboarded a year ago, and Yelchin recorded his part "many episodes ahead."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Del Toro said: "We're not only going to second season, but we're going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton's voice. We have an event in the last episode Anton did which allows us to sort of change his voice slightly, so the character stays--but we didn't plan this.

"It was pure serendipity that we had that in the works. The beats of the second season have been set for years, and as of now, we have not altered or needed to alter a single beat."

Trollhunters' cast also includes Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). It is based on a novel that was co-written by Del Toro and published in 2008.

The show was a result of a deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, which also produced the recent Voltron reboot, Voltron: Legendary Defender. A second season of that was released last month.

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