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Netflix’s Maya and the Three brings a fantastical Mesoamerican-inspired adventure to life

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An animated event told in nine epic chapters

Netflix’s upcoming animated event, Maya and the Three, will be an epic adventure in a Mesoamerican-inspired fantasy world.

A rebellious warrior princess named Maya (Zoe Saldaña) embarks on a quest to fulfill a prophecy and partners with three outcasts in order to save the world. The newest trailer introduces the three warriors: Chimi the Skull Warrior (Stephanie Beatriz), Rico the Rooster Wizard (Allen Maldonado), and Picchu the Puma Barbarian (Gabriel Iglesias). Together, Maya and the three warriors must face off against the Gods of the Underworld, who wish to sacrifice Maya. The story will be told in nine chapters. Other featured actors include Diego Luna, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Wyclef Jean, and Rita Moreno.

The world of Maya and the Three draws from Aztec, Maya, and Inca mythology, with a splash of modern-day Caribbean culture. The animated event comes from The Book of Life director Jorge R. Guitérrez and will premiere on Netflix on Oct. 22.