Netflix has begun to up its animation game as of late. If these first Maya and the Three images are anything to go by, there’s more goodness ahead.
Maya and the Three comes from The Book of Life director Jorge R. Gutiérrez. In the animated event told over 9 chapters, “a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess embarks on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.”
Creator and the event’s director Jorge R. Gutiérrez opened up about this project in a wonderful statement:
“As a lifelong lover of fantasy films from around the world and deeply inspired by the glorious Mesoamerican art and exhibits of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in my hometown of Mexico City, I created Maya as our own fiercely rebellious Eagle Warrior Princess. Our young heroine is lovingly inspired by the real Mexican warrior women in my life: my mother, sister, and my eternal muse, my wife. I can not wait for audiences of all ages from around the world to join Maya and the Three on their funny, heartfelt, and epic quest to vanquish the underworld gods to save their magical world. For anyone who loved El Tigre and The Book of Life, you are in for a spicy treat!”
Maya and the Three is set to hit Netflix in the fall.