It's not exactly Hellboy 3, but close! Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro has announced initial casting on Trollhunters, his epic family event series premiering in December 2016 on Netflix. The announcement was made today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion with del Toro. And this announcement comes with news of a Hellboy reunion of sorts.

Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. The story is set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia. Our unlikely hero, Jim, and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.

The cast includes Anton Yelchin as "Jim," an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure. Kelsey Grammer stars as "Blinky," a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim. Ron Perlman provides the voice of "Bular," a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle. Perlman is a Guillermo del Toro regular who has appeared in such movies as Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Blade II and Cronos.

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This exciting Netflix series features stunning visuals and ambitious, complex storytelling from the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro. Trollhunters raises the bar for family series as a global must-see viewing event for the entire family. And with Ron Perlman aboard, it makes it that much more special for fans of del Toro and his body of work.

Trollhunters is produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix. Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians, National Treasure) serve as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie) are co-executive producers, and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) serves as producer. Trollhunters will premiere on Netflix in December 2016.

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