Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is known for his creepy, supernatural characters and horrifying imagery, but his latest project, a Netflix original TV series titled Trollhunters, takes a step in a different, much cuter direction.

The first trailer for the series was released last weekend at New York Comic Con, and it appears the kid-targeted show will be a whole lot friendlier than his previous work. According to the official synopsis, Trollhunters centers on Jim and his group of friends — his overweight best friend, or a seemingly token girl — who have been chosen to protect a group of good trolls from the evil forces of the bad trolls.

The plot isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but del Toro is surely going to have plenty of tricks up his sleeve when it comes to spicing up the magical world of trolls. If the trailer is anything to go by then it’s going to be big, colorful, creative — and hella cute. Check it out above, and catch the show’s premiere on Netflix on December 23.

In other movie news, check out the first teaser trailer for Power Rangers.

Words by Daniel Pearson
Life Editor

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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