Netflix's Animated Pacific Rim Show Gets First Trailer And March Release Date

Pacific Rim: The Black is a spin-off from the Pacific Rim movies and it releases on March 4.

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The first trailer for Pacific Rim: The Black has been released. The animated Netflix show is a spin-off from the two Pacific Rim movies, and it arrives in March.

The trailer reveals that the series will be set in Australia, which has been evacuated after being overrun by monstrous Kaiju. Two teenage siblings, Taylor and Hayley, are left behind, desperately searching for their parents. They find an abandoned Jaeger, and set about learning to pilot the huge robotic fighting machine. The trailer doesn't reveal any Kaiju action yet, but it looks stylishly animated by Tokyo-based studio Polygon Pictures. Check it out below:

Pacific Rim: The Black hits Netflix on Thursday, March 4. The showrunners are Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson, who previously worked on animated Marvel shows such as Ultimate Avengers and X-Men: Evolution.

The first Pacific Rim was directed by Guillermo Del Toro and hit theaters in 2013. Del Toro originally intended to direct the sequel, but multiple delays led him to leave the project, with Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight taking over. 2018's Pacific Rim: Uprising was met with mixed reviews, and GameSpot's Michael Rougeau stated that it "simply can't escape its predecessor's massive shadow."

In related news, Del Toro is currently making a new stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio for Netflix. The movie will arrive later this year and the impressive voice cast includes Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and Cate Blanchett.

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