DreamWorks Animation and Netflix will present an exciting pair of panels during the 2016 New York Comic Con, highlighting the hotly anticipated original series Trollhunters and Voltron Legendary Defender. Both show panels will feature world premiere new episode screenings.
Making its public debut, the Trollhunters pilot will play at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 8 at 3:30 p.m., presented by series creator Guillermo del Toro. The living film legend will be joined by voice cast members Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Steven Yeun, and his fellow executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Rodrigo Blaas. Mashable’s TV editor Laura Prudom will moderate the panel.
The Trollhunters adventure begins when ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, and inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class.
The Voltron festivities will include a sneak peek at the second season, plus a panel with executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, story editor Tim Hedrick and voice actors Jeremy Shada and Bex Taylor-Claus. Slated for Friday, Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. on the NYCC Main Stage, the discussion will be moderated by ComicBook.com executive editor Jim Viscardi.
DreamWorks Animation will also present a Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Dos Santos, Montgomery and Hedrick on Friday from 1-2 p.m. in the Autographing Area (Javits Center Hall 1-B, Table 21). Lion Forge Comics is also holding a Voltron comics signing with writers Hedrick and Mitch Iverson at booth #1669 on Saturday from 1:30-2:20 p.m. — a Voltron #1 NYCC exclusive variant cover will be available (limited to 250 copies).
Fans of the legendary defender should also pencil in the Voltron Collective Fan Party, Friday night at 7 p.m. (location TBA), presenting a collaborative consumer products collection inspired by the series.