Maya and the Three is a Netflix Animated Event Series told in nine chapters from visionary creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life). The series follows warrior princess Maya (Zoe Saldana) and three outcasts — Chimi (Stephanie Beatriz), Rico (Allen Maldonado), and Picchu (Gabriel Iglesias) — on their quest to stop Lord Mictlan. Audiences will be introduced to a rich fantasy world inspired by Mesoamerican, Incan, and Caribbean cultures.
These is so much visual opulence shown on the screen at once that it’s hard to believe we’re getting nine episodes of cinematic quality. If Netflix’s gamble on Animated Event Series like Maya and Arcane prove successful, we could see a radical shift in the future of animated entertainment and genre filmmaking in general.
Maya and the Three will be streaming on Netflix October 22.