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An apprentice joins the heroes on a time-bending quest as conflict brews within the human 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. It is the third and final installment in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, succeeding Trollhunters and 3Below.

The series will be followed by the upcoming feature film, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.

Part One was released on August 7th, 2020.[2][3][4]

Premise

Following Trollhunters and 3Below, DreamWorks Wizards brings the young heroes of Arcadia to the past, when the desperate worlds of mortals and magic find themselves drawn into a brewing conflict. The final chapter of the franchise culminates in a time-traveling adventure to restore history and clash in an apocalyptic battle for the fate of the future.[5]

Voice Cast

See full cast at IMDB here

Episodes

Main article: List of Wizards episodes

Trivia

  • 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.[6][3][7]
    • 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, the first part of Wizards will only have ten episodes.[1][8]
    • In addition, 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.[9]
      • 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.[10]
    • However, when considering the "novelistic" approach very closely, the entire series itself left a series of unanswered questions concerning the histories told in the books and comics, leaving them in an extremely quasi non-canon state (it begs to question if the stories are just legends).

Trailers & Videos

Soundtrack

Gallery

Tales of Arcadia logo
Arcadia Oaks-pedia has a collection of images and media related to Wizards which can be found at Wizards/Gallery.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeff Danna Returns to Compose Music for Wizards and He Has Also Confirmed Current Production Progress (May 2, 2020).
  2. Every Netflix Original Series Coming in 2020. Sunriseread.com (December 5, 2019).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Guillermo del Torro Official Tweet on Part One of Wizards Release date. Twitter.com (February 24, 2020). Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  4. Guillermo del Torro Official Tweet on Part One of Wizards Release date. Twitter (July 7, 2020). Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  5. ‘DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia’ Trilogy Planned for Netflix with ‘Trollhunters’ Spin-off Series. Collider (November 7, 2017).
  6. Finishing WiZARDS for next year!. Twitter (November 22, 2019). Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  7. Guillermo del Toro Official Tweet Update on Part One of Wizards Release. Twitter.com (April 19, 2020). Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  8. Executive producers talk about Wizards
  9. N/A (August 5, 2020). trollhunters cry corner Discord: #showrunner-ama. Discord. Retrieved 5 Aug. 2020.
  10. Fun Wizards Fact.
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