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'Trollhunters' renewed for a second season; will include Anton Yelchin's voice

By Karen Butler
'Trollhunters' renewed for a second season; will include Anton Yelchin's voice
Jury member Guillermo del Toro arrives at a jury photo call during the 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 13, 2015. The filmmaker's "Trollhunters" series has been renewed for a second season. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The animated series Trollhunters will return for a 13-episode, second season on Netflix.

Season 1 of the family fantasy series featured the voices of Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun and the late Anton Yelchin.

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Despite his heartbreaking death in a freak accident last year in front of his home, Yelchin will be heard as the human hero Jim next season, the show's creator Guillermo del Toro has said.

"From the beginning when we planned the writers' room, we set out a map of 52 episodes, and created arcs that break every 13, and those were planned four years ago," del Toro told Entertainment Weekly. "So, we have been recording Kelsey Grammer, Anton, Ron Perlman, Clancy Brown, everybody involved in the series for years and years. And there was a break in the arc in the right episode that allows us to preserve all the work that Anton did that was phenomenal. At the end of recording sessions, Anton did one of the most complex episodes and then he looked at the pilot, complete, and there was a great moment in which he was able to see the work and do a really complicated episode in which he did multiple voices and we were all so proud and so close when we lost him. And now I can tell you, we're not only going to second season, but we're going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton's voice."

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