Guillermo del Toro Partnering with Netflix for new series, 'Trollhunters'

As part of Netflix's 2016 lineup of original programming, the streaming service is partnering with legendary director Guillermo del Toro to develop a new series called Trollhunters. The news comes as part of the announcement of the expansion between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, who currently have a multi-year deal for producing original content.

According to the press release, Netflix will launch several new series from DWA starting in 2016, including a reimagining of Voltron, and the new series, Trollhunters, from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro, who will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown. Other series from DWA include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge, and others. In addition, Netflix has the streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library.

“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Series for Netflix. “It's with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally.”

“This agreement adds to the incredible foundation we’ve built together with Netflix over a number of years across both film and television,” said Ann Daly, President of DreamWorks Animation. “We are proud to work closely with Netflix to continue delivering high-quality programming to audiences around the world.”

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