Trollhunters took the world by storm when it debuted on Netflix. Quickly, it became one of the top properties on the streaming service, let alone its top ranking for an animated series.
The series followed the late Anton Yelchin's Jim Lake as he learned to conquer his new abilities provided by the Amulet. Still, it chose to wrap up its first season with a cliffhanger, leaving Jim's fate up for interpretation as he recklessly set out for the Darklands by himself.
When Season 2 begins, we will see more of the Darklands according to series producers but also more growth of Jim as he figures out how to conquer them.
"We're gonna see a little bit of it," Rodrigo Blaas said. "It's the Darklands. Jim is going over there! We're not going to shy away from it."
"You'll see more new abilities on Jim's part," added executive producer Marc Guggenheim.
"It's all about growing the character and there's new big challenges ahead," Blaas said. "He's growing with the series. He's growing in the way that he knows how to not only deal with the fights and crazy stuff that he's doing but also how he left his friends and all that kind of stuff."
Of course, Season 1's most devastating moment was (spoilers ahead!) Aaaaargh's turning to stone late in the season. The producers are not ready to rule his living return to Troll Market out, though. "I would tune into Season 2 to find out! That's why it's called a cliffhanger." Chad Hamme said.
Jim's voice is performed by Yelchin, who tragically passed away unexpectedly before the first season debuted. Trollhunters recorded the seasons back to back, however, and the team plans to honor Yelchin by bringing his "best" performances to fans with the coming episodes.
"I think the way that we're gonna do this is just showcasing his performances," Blaas said. "For me, his best season is ahead and one of the most amazing episodes. Him, by himself, is going to be really surprising to many of the fans."
"We were fortunate enough to get through Season 2 with Anton and as Rodrigo says and Marc, Season 2 demonstrates what Anton is capable of," Hamme concluded.
Season 2 of Trollhunters is expected to arrive in December of 2017.