- “An apprentice joins the heroes on a time-bending quest as conflict brews within the mortal and magical worlds.”
- ―Netflix Synopsis
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (or simply Wizards) is a Netflix original limited series created by Guillermo Del Toro, produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You Productions. It is the third installment in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, succeeding Trollhunters and 3Below.
Following Trollhunters and 3Below, DreamWorks Wizards brings the young heroes of Arcadia to the distant past, when the desperate worlds of mortals and magic find themselves drawn into a brewing conflict. The final chapter of the trilogy culminates in a time-traveling adventure to restore history and clash in an apocalyptic battle for the fate of the future.
- Colin O'Donoghue as Douxie Casperan
- David Bradley as Merlin Ambrosius
- Alfred Molina as Archie
- Lena Headey as Morgana le Fay
- Lexi Medrano as Claire Nuñez
- Steven Yeun as Steve Palchuk
- Emile Hirsch as Jim Lake Jr.
- James Faulker as King Arthur Pendragon/Green Knight
- Angel Lin as Nari
- Brian Blessed as Charlemagne
- Charlie Saxton as Toby Domzalski
- Diego Luna as Krel Tarron
- Kelsey Grammer as Blinky Galadrigal
- Fred Tatasciore as AAARRRGGHH!!!, Bagdwella, Gatto
- Stephanie Beatriz as Callista the Calamity/Deya the Deliverer, Nimue
- Kathleen Turner as Nimue
- Victor Raider-Wexler as Vendel
- Matthew Waterson as Draal the Deadly
- Mark Hamill as Dictatious Galadrigal
- Kay Bess as Bellroc
- Piotr Michael as Skrael, Bellroc
- Clancy Brown as Gunmar
- Darin DePaul as Bular
- Ike Amadi as Angor Rot
- Rupert Penry-Jones as Lancelot
- John Rhys-Davies as Galahad
- Tom Kenny as Lock and Dadblank
- Bebe Wood as Shannon Longhannon
- Thomas F. Wilson as Coach Lawrence
- Rodrigo Blaas as Gnome Chompsky
- Brook Chalmers as Latch
- Sandra Saad as Zoe
See full cast at IMDB here
- Main article: List of Wizards episodes
- Wizards was originally announced to be released by the end of 2019. However, Guillermo Del Toro confirmed on his Twitter accounts that the release has been delayed to August 7th, 2020.
- This also means that Wizards will be the first (and only) installment to not premiere in December, unlike Trollhunters (which officially premiered on December 23rd, 2016) and 3Below (which premiered on December 21st, 2018).
- According to confirmed music composer, Jeff Danna, Wizards would only have ten episodes.
- As explained by Aaron Waltke, the world [in Wizards] is so rich, it could have easily been comprised into four seasons. Ultimately, the crew decided to take a "novelistic" approach, weaving between many storylines to give the audience "a delicious melange of story with all of them building to a shared climax." In addition, with time travel involved, there's a lot they were able to do with hinting that cause and effect could happen out of order.
- According to Aaron Waltke on Twitter, how the rules of fantasy time travel works in the Tales of Arcadia universe is like a river, because with magic involved, anything is possible. Divert it a little, and the heroes can still nudge fate mostly back on course. Divert it too much, however, and they'll cause a deluge (or erase their own future) in the process.
- The television series' revelations about the history and mythology of the Tales of Arcadia universe differs from the books and comics, leaving the publications in a quasi non-canon state similar to the "levels of canon and legends" in the Star Wars universe.
Trailers & Videos
- Jeff Danna Returns to Compose Music for Wizards and He Has Also Confirmed Current Production Progress (May 2, 2020).
- Every Netflix Original Series Coming in 2020. Sunriseread.com (December 5, 2019).
- Guillermo del Torro Official Tweet on Part One of Wizards Release date. Twitter.com (February 24, 2020). Retrieved February 24, 2020.
- Guillermo del Torro Official Tweet on Part One of Wizards Release date. Twitter (July 7, 2020). Retrieved July 7, 2020.
- ‘DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia’ Trilogy Planned for Netflix with ‘Trollhunters’ Spin-off Series. Collider (November 7, 2017).
- Finishing WiZARDS for next year!. Twitter (November 22, 2019). Retrieved November 24, 2019.
- Guillermo del Toro Official Tweet Update on Part One of Wizards Release. Twitter.com (April 19, 2020). Retrieved April 20, 2020.
- Executive producers talk about Wizards
- N/A (August 5, 2020). trollhunters cry corner Discord: #showrunner-ama. Discord. Retrieved 5 Aug. 2020.
- Fun Wizards Fact.