I’m super pumped for Netflix’s Maya and the Three, and that’s all because of director Jorge R. Gutiérrez. His film The Book of Life explored Mexican culture with an intricate, blocky style that was simply gorgeous. His approach is similar this time, too, and it looks just as beautiful and perfect for a story full of magic, adventure, and steeped in Mexican lore.
Zoe Saldana voices the titular Maya, a 15-year-old warrior with a gigantic family secret. Her life is forfeit to the God of War, setting her on a dangerous quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy.
The extensive voice cast includes Gabriel Iglesias, Allen Maldonado, Stephanie Beatriz, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Alfred Molina, Kate del Castillo, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Sandra Equihua, Isabela Merced, Chelsea Rendon, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Bauza, and Rita Moreno.
Maya and the Three hits Netflix on October 22nd.
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. 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.