One of the (many) things I enjoy about blogging is getting to know about new movies and television shows/series before they come out.
Last week I learned about a new animated series that looks AMAZING. It’s called Maya and the Three. It’s being prompted as an “event,” and after seeing the trailer, I can understand why. It looks EPIC!
When I first read the title it didn’t sound too interesting to me. It was only after I saw the trailer (below) that I fell in love with this new, animated series coming to Netflix this fall.
Maya and the Three is from Jorge R. Gutiérrez, the visionary director who brought us The Book of Life.
Here is some additional information about the new series.
In a fantastical world, where magic turns the world and four kingdoms rule the lands, a brave and rebellious warrior princess named Maya is about to celebrate her fifteenth birthday and coronation. But everything changes when the gods of the underworld arrive and announce that Maya’s life is forfeit to the God of War — a price she must pay for her family’s secret past. If Maya refuses, the whole world will suffer the gods’ vengeance. To save her beloved family, her friends, and her own life, Maya embarks on a thrilling quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy that foretells the coming of three great warriors who will help her defeat the gods and save humankind.
From creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez (El Tigre, The Book of Life), Maya and the Three is a Netflix Animated Event told in nine epic chapters. Set in a fictional fantasy world, Maya and the Three is an adventure full of heart and humor, inspired by a rich, vibrant mixture of Aztec, Maya, and Inca mythology, and modern-day Caribbean culture. Starring Zoe Saldaña as Princess Maya, Gabriel Iglesias as Picchu, Allen Maldonado as Rico, Stephanie Beatriz as Chimi, Diego Luna as Zatz, Gael García Bernal as The Jaguar Triplets, Alfred Molina as the God of War, Kate del Castillo as the Goddess of Death, Danny Trejo as the God of Earthquakes, Cheech Marin as the Gods of Wind & Storm, Rosie Perez as the Goddess of Gators, Queen Latifah as Gran Bruja, Wyclef Jean as Gran Brujo, Jorge R. Gutiérrez as King Teca, Sandra Equihua as Queen Teca, Isabela Merced as the Widow Queen, Chelsea Rendon as the Goddess of Tattoos, Joaquín Cosío as the God of Bats, Carlos Alazraqui as the God of Dark Magic, Eric Bauza as the God of Jungle Animals and Rita Moreno as Ah Puch.
If you have a couple of minutes, I would highly recommend that you check out the trailer (below). It’s so worth it! I can’t wait to see it.
Be sure to check out the series on social media with the hashtag #MayaAndTheThree. Also, be sure to follow @NetflixFamily for updates on this event.
*I was not compensated to post this information. I am sharing information about the series for the enjoyment of site readers. Any opinion expressed is that of my own and is not influenced in any way.