With the second season of his DreamWorks/Netflix series Trollhunters getting underway on Dec. 15, the filmmaker is announcing plans to expand the universe to include two other animated shows: the alien saga 3 Below and the magic-mystery adventure Wizards.
Trollhunters is simply the first installment in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, which will be followed by these two other shows in the years to come. The new season begins on Dec. 15, the same day as the debut of The Last Jedi, which is a strange coincidence, since Mark Hamill joins the animated show as a many-eyed villain named Dictatious.
Source and more: EW
“The idea was to create three interconnecting series that shared a mythology,” del Toro explained before introducing a clip that sets up the trilogy.
“DreamWorks 3 Below” will bow on Netflix next year and will follow a pair of teenage royals and their bodyguard hiding on Earth after a surprise coup drives them from their home planet. They’re forced to try and blend into the strange new world while trying to repair their damaged ship so they can return and fight for their home planet.
“DreamWorks Wizards,” which will debut in 2019, will bring together all three stories, culminating in an epic battle.
Source and more: Variety
What do the companion shows/spinoffs mean for Trollhunters Season 3?
While 3 Below and Wizards will extend the franchise in 2018/19, Trollhunters remains on the table for continuation, ala the Marvel/Netflix TV shows.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Trollhunters Season 3, 3 Below and Wizards…