Nickelodeon’s ‘the Barbarian and the Troll’ puppet series excites fans
Nickelodeon has released a first look at a brand new live-action puppet comedy series titled ‘The Barbarian and the Troll’ and fans are loving it so far.
The 13-episode series, “The Barbarian and the Troll” (originally “Brendar the Barbarian”), follows Evan, an adventure-seeking troll who never really ventured under his bridge, and Brendar , the “dreaded and revered” warrior woman with a sharp sword and an even sharper mind, as they embark on a quest to defeat an evil wizard. During their journey, the unlikely duo meet an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters and form an unbreakable friendship.
The show is co-creators Mike Mitchell (“Trolls”, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”) and puppeteer Drew Massey (“Mutt & Stuff”, “Sid the Science Kid”).
“[âThe Barbarian and the Trollâ] is a truly original series that kids and families of all ages will love, âsaid Shauna Phelan, senior vice president, live scripted content for Nickelodeon. âIt’s amazing to work with such talented creators as Mike and Drew. Their imaginative puppets, unique cinematic vision and hilarious voices make this a show like no other.
The fans agree. Bradley Allen Ellebract commented on the Nickelodeon Facebook page, “Congratulations on giving the green light to something new and interesting” and Paul Cecchini admitted, “I have no idea what this is, but I like that, âto which Nickelodeon replied,â Don’t worry, Brendar is a lot to deal with. “
Fans on Twitter were equally excited:
It’s awesome, action packed and funny, it’s like The Muppet Show meets Eureeka Castle and Mr. Meaty, but hey I can’t wait for that ð
– Johnny (@johnny_marrero) February 19, 2021
âThe Barbarian and the Trollâ premieres April 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET / PT on Nickelodeon.
Update 02/26/21: The series stars Spencer Grammer (“Rick & Morty”) as the voice of Brendar and Drew Massey (“Mutt & Stuff”, “Sid the Science Kid”) as the voice of Evan. Colleen Smith, Allan Trautman, Sarah Sarang Oh, Nicolette Santino, Peggy Etra, James Murray join Massey as puppeteers and singers. and Jeny Cassady. The series also features the voice of actress Gina Yashere.
Check out the new trailer here: