Watch as three outcasts – Chimi, Rico, and Picchu – join Princess Maya on her epic quest to defeat Lord Mictlan in Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s highly anticipated 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess; series premieres October 22.
Netflix has just released its final trailer and new image set (shown below) for the upcoming Maya and the Three – an animated event told in 9 Chapters. The CGI animated series is the first production under the streamer's original content development partnership with the Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated animator, painter, writer, and director, Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre), and his production company Mexopolis. The highly anticipated, action-packed project debuts October 22.
Set 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.
In the exciting new trailer, three outcasts from three distant lands, Chimi (The Skull Warrior), Rico (The Rooster Wizard) and Picchu (The Puma Barbarian) join Maya (The Eagle Warrior) on her mighty quest to stop Lord Mictlan (The god of war) and fulfill an ancient prophecy.
Maya and the Three stars 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.
The 9-part series is created, directed and executive produced by Gutiérrez. Tim Yoon serves as producer with Silvia Olivas and Jeff Ranjo serving as co-executive producers. Writers include Gutiérrez, Silvia Olivas, Doug Langdale and Candie Kelty Langdale with Jeff Ranjo as head of story. The music is by Tim Davies with original themes by Gustavo Santaolalla.
Maya and the Three also features an original score composed by the duo of Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla and GRAMMY-nominated composer Tim Davies. The cinematic score will be available on October 22 from Milan Records.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.