Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley have joined the second season of Netflix and DreamWorks’ TROLLHUNTERS, which hails from creator Guillermo del Toro, the streaming service announced Thursday.
They join an already star-studded cast from season one that includes Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy-winning role as Blinky, Ron Perlman (Bular), Steven Yeun (Steve), Anjelica Huston (Queen Ursurna), Jonathan Hyde (Strickler), Amy Landecker (Barbara) and Charlie Saxton (Toby). The late Anton Yelchin is featured in the lead role as Jim Lake, Jr. and completed recording through season two.
Trollhunters is the tale of two fantastical worlds that collide in an epic saga. 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 impacts their lives forever.
Premiering later this year, season two picks up with Jim entering the Darklands by himself, leaving behind his best friends and fellow Trollhunters, Toby and Claire.
Hamill will voice the unknown older brother to a member of the Trollhunting team, though he has pledged his loyalty to the evil Gunmar.
Headey will play an extremely powerful and evil sorceress who must be stopped at all costs, while Bradley will voice a mysterious figure known to have great magical powers — but the Trollhunters find he’s not the mystical wizard they expected.
The Netflix original series premiered on Dec. 23, 2016, with the first-ever 26-episode debut. In February, del Toro announced that a second season of 13 episodes would debut in late 2017.
Trollhunters is executive produced by del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Chad Hammes and Christina Steinberg, while Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman serve as co-executive producers.
Earlier this spring, Trollhunters lead the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys with six wins — more than any other program — including writing for an animated program (Guggenheim), directing (Blaas, del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Grammer.
Hamill will soon be seen reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief