Maya and the Three Teaser Sets All-Star Cast For Netflix Animated Event

By | August 24, 2021

Netflix has released the teaser trailer for Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s newest animated project titled Maya and the Three, which is being described as the streamer’s animated event that will be told in nine epic chapters in a new hybrid format. The Maya and the Three teaser, which you can check out below, provides a preview of a new mythical world where a brave warrior princess must go on a thrilling quest in hopes of finding a way to defeat the gods and save humankind.

In addition to the teaser, the streamer has also announced its star-studded voice cast that will be led by MCU alum Zoe Saldaña in the leading role of Princess Maya. The animated event is set to make its debut later this year.

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Maya and the Three hails from creator and director Jorge R. Gutiérrez, who is the genius behind Nickelodeon’s El Tigre series, and 20th Century Fox’s The Book of Life film which are both inspired by the Mexican culture, with the latter earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The film is an adventure full of heart and humor, inspired by a rich, vibrant mixture of Aztec, Maya, and Inca mythology, and modern-day Caribbean culture.

“In a fantastical world, where magic turns the world and four kingdoms rule the lands, a brave and rebellious warrior princess named Maya is about to celebrate her fifteenth birthday and coronation,” reads the official synopsis. “But everything changes when the gods of the underworld arrive and announce that Maya’s life is forfeit to the God of War — a price she must pay for her family’s secret past. If Maya refuses, the whole world will suffer the gods’ vengeance. To save her beloved family, her friends, and her own life, Maya embarks on a thrilling quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy that foretells the coming of three great warriors who will help her defeat the gods and save humankind.”

Joining Saldaña in the animated event’s ensemble cast is Gabriel Iglesias as Picchu, Allen Maldonado as Rico, Stephanie Beatriz as Chimi, Diego Luna as Zatz, Gael García Bernal as The Jaguar Triplets, Alfred Molina as the God of War, Kate del Castillo as the Goddess of Death, Danny Trejo as the God of Earthquakes, Cheech Marin as the Gods of Wind & Storm, Rosie Perez as the Goddess of Gators, Queen Latifah as Gran Bruja, Wyclef Jean as Gran Brujo, Jorge R. Gutiérrez as King Teca, Sandra Equihua as Queen Teca, Isabela Merced as the Widow Queen, Chelsea Rendon as the Goddess of Tattoos, Joaquín Cosío as the God of Bats, Carlos Alazraqui as the God of Dark Magic, Eric Bauza as the God of Jungle Animals and Rita Moreno as Ah Puch.

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Maya and the Three is written by Gutiérrez, Silvia Olivas, Doug Langdale, Candie Kelty Langdale, with Jeff Ranjo serving as the Head of Story. It is executive produced by Gutiérrez, Ranjo, and Silvia Olivas, with Tim Yoon set as a producer. Candie Kelty Langdale and Doug Langdale are also acting as consulting producers for the project.