The Mesoamerican Magic of ‘Maya and the Three’

Netflix has released the first stills for Maya and the Three, an original animated event series from director, creator and executive producer Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life). The nine-part fantasy epic set in ancient Mesoamerica debuts this fall.

“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,” said Gutiérrez. “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

Set in a fantastical world filled with magic, Maya and the Three follows a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess as she embarks on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

The series is produced by Tim Yoon (El Tigre, The Legend of Korra); co-exec producers are Silvia Olivas and Jeff Rano (also head of story); consulting producers are Candie Kelty Langdale and Doug Langdale. Gutiérrez is also a writer on the project, alongside Olivas and the Langdales. Sandra Equihua is creative consultant. Featuring music by Gustavo Santaolalla and Tim Davies.


By:Mercedes Milligan/animation magazine

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