Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters has added Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill and Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey and David Bradley to its season two voice cast. Season one of the Netflix and DreamWorks series premiered on December 23, 2016 and consisted of 26 episodes. Season two will premiere later this year and will be made up of 13 new episodes.
The new voice cast members join returning season one actors Kelsey Grammer as Blinky, Ron Perlman a Bular, Steven Yeun as Steve, Anjelica Huston as Queen Ursurna, Jonathan Hyde as Strickler, Amy Landecker as Barbara, and Charlie Saxton as Toby. Anton Yelchin, who was killed in a tragic accident on June 19, 2016, had completed recording his lead role as Jim Lake, Jr. through season two.
Guillermo del Toro created the series and serves as an executive producer with Marc Guggenheim (Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma), Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge), and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians).
Per Netflix’s official announcement, the new characters for season two include:
– Mark Hamill voices the unknown older brother to a member of the Trollhunting team but has pledged his loyalty to the evil Gunmar.
– Lena Headey plays an extremely powerful and evil sorceress who must be stopped at all costs.
– David Bradley voices a mysterious figure known to have great magical powers – but the Trollhunters find he’s not the mystical wizard they expected.
The Plot: DreamWorks Trollhunters features a 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.
Season two, premiering later this year, picks up with Jim entering the Darklands by himself, leaving his best friends and fellow Trollhunters, Toby and Claire, behind.