Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

It’s not really a question of any sort that JJJ is obsessed with Trollhunters on Netflix.

The series returns with it’s second installment today and we are counting down the hours until we’re off of work so we can binge watch like we were meant to — but this new piece of info about the animated show totally caught us by surprise.

Did you know that Trollhunters could’ve actually been just like Stranger Things?!

In a new interview with creator Guillermo del Toro, he revealed the original pitch was eerily similar to what we’re seeing now with Stranger Things.

“When I pitched the show first in 2006, it was as a live-action television series, and it was very similar to Stranger Things,” he shared. “It was going to be in suburbia, with monsters, and a larger plot, with kids on bicycles, same everything, just like that.”

But, it didn’t happen, and just like us, he’s happy about that.

“I’m very glad we didn’t do it [as live-action]. I’m very glad we did it animated,” he added. “I was able to distill the purity of that, and I think that it’s much better to remind kids that you can find a certain sense of purity, even with the computers, and cellphones, and everything that is a screaming social media view — there is a place for imagination, and emotional purity, and good heart.”

Trollhunters Part 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

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