Watch: Netflix drops trailer for Pacific Rim: The Black
James R | On 01, Mar 2021
“We’re on our own.” That’s the sound of Pacific Rim getting a whole new look with Netflix’s animated series, Pacific Rim: The Black.
In a world where Australia has been overrun by Kaiju, danger in the form of scary monsters lurk in every corner. But as teenage siblings Taylor and Hayley soon discover, the worst monsters come in the most unexpected forms.
The series, which is produced by Legendary Entertainment with animation by Polygon Pictures, is a logical step for a movie franchise that always had its spiritual roots in monster-and-mech cartoons. You can see them in full flight on 4th March, when the show premieres on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:
Pacific Rim: The Black is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
First look: Pacific Rim: The Black hits Netflix this March
3rd February 2021
Netflix is delving into the Pacific Rim universe for a new series – and a new trailer gives us a first tease of the animated adventure.
There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter gigantic robots, Jaegers, built to fight them back. That time has passed. The series begins as Australia has been overrun by Kaiju, forcing the evacuation of an entire continent. Left behind, teenage siblings Taylor and Hayley embark on a desperate search for their missing parents, teaching themselves to pilot a battered, long-abandoned Jaeger to help in their quest and give them even the slightest hope of surviving. The show promises “new creatures, seedy characters and chance allies” as the siblings fight to survive, together.
Produced by Legendary Entertainment, with animation by Polygon Pictures, the series is one of several new animated spin-offs in the work at Netflix based on existing franchises, from Transformers: War for the Cybertron and Altered Carbon: Resleeved to the newly announced Tomb Raider and Kong: Skull Island series.
Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution) serve as co-showrunners on the series. You can see the series in action on 4th March when it premieres on Netflix. Here’s the teaser: