‘Speed Racer’ star takes over for the late Anton Yelchin, while the others will reprise their roles in ‘3 Below,’ the next chapter in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Tales of Arcadia’ for Netflix.
Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna and Emile Hirsch have joined the voice cast for the third and final season of Netflix’s acclaimed, Emmy-winning original series DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro.
They join a star-studded cast from seasons one and two that includes Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy-winning role as Blinky, Mark Hamill (Dictatious), Lena Headey (Morgana), David Bradley (Merlin), Ron Perlman (Bular), Steven Yeun (Steve), Anjelica Huston (Queen Ursurna), Jonathan Hyde (Strickler), Amy Landecker (Barbara), Charlie Saxton (Toby), Lexi Medrano (Claire) and Fred Tatasciore (AAARRRGGHH!!!).
Aja and Krel, voiced by Maslany and Luna, are two mysterious new students who unknowingly come to the aid of the Trollhunters team in the fight against Morgana.
The actors will reprise their roles and serve as the leads of the next installment in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, DreamWorks 3 Below, set to debut on Netflix later this year.
Hirsch steps into the role of Jim Lake Jr., originally voiced by the late Anton Yelchin. Yelchin completed his work on seasons one and two and a considerable portion of season three before his death in June 2016 at age 27. Del Toro and his creative team found a unique way to incorporate a voice transition organic to the story and create a path for a friend of Yelchin’s to carry on his legacy and role. Yelchin’s performance has been left intact where possible and some portions have been merged with Hirsch’s performance to complete season three.
DreamWorks Trollhunters is created and executive produced by del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma), Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.
Source: DreamWorks Animation Television