“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.” (synopsis courtesy Bleeding Cool)
The power of animation to tell wonderfully engrossing tales is on display just about everywhere you look in this program-rich streaming age of ours.
Another example of how good this medium is conveying the thrill of adventure and the transformative power of commitment to a cause greater than yourself is the upcoming series Maya and the Three, created by Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life) which makes its way onto our screen of choice this Friday.
Not only does it have an impressively immersive tale to tell, but it comes with some beautiful music as Bleeding Cool details.
“Bleeding Cool is excited to … exclusively announce that the soundtrack will also be released Friday, October 22nd as well. The album features original themes by multi-Academy Award-winning composer and musician Gustavo Santaolalla, as well as score music by Grammy-nominated composer Tim Davies.”
It looks like we are in for nine exciting, affecting episodes if superlative storytelling which makes Maya and the Three one of those series that should definitely be added to your “Must Watch” list.
Maya and the Three premieres on Netflix on 22 October.