Saturday, April 03, 2021

Nickelodeon to Premiere 'The Barbarian and the Troll' on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

NICKELODEON SETS OUT FOR ADVENTURE IN
THE BARBARIAN AND THE TROLL,
ALL-NEW LIVE-ACTION PUPPET COMEDY SERIES
PREMIERING FRIDAY, APRIL 2, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)


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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--Feb. 26, 2021--The quest is yet to come in Nickelodeon’s all-new live-action puppet comedy series, The Barbarian and the Troll (previously Brendar the Barbarian), premiering Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The series follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.


In the premiere of The Barbarian and the Troll, Evan the troll decides to burn his bridge and venture out into the world of Gothmoria for the first time to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a singer.  He soon meets Brendar, who had been expelled from the Royal Order of Warrior Princesses and is now known as a “feared and revered” barbarian.  After Evan convinces Brendar to bring him on her quest to vanquish the evil demon, they cross treacherous terrain to confront bizarre and magical creatures and encounter an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters.

Episode 103 – Pictured: Brendar, Evan, Stacey, Horus and Ax in THE BARBARIAN AND THE TROLL on Nickelodeon. Photo Credit: Michael Courtney/Nickelodeon ©2020 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The series stars Spencer Grammer (Rick & Morty) as the voice of Brendar, Gothmoria’s most feared and revered warrior; and Drew Massey (Mutt & Stuff, Sid the Science Kid) as Evan, a bridge troll with a dream of becoming a singer.  Joining Massey as puppeteers and voice talent are Colleen Smith, Allan Trautman, Sarah Sarang Oh, Nicolette Santino, Peggy Etra, James Murray and Jeny Cassady.  The series also features the voice of comedian Gina Yashere.


The Barbarian and the Troll is co-created and executive produced by Mike Mitchell (Trolls, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and Massey.  Mitchell also serves as the show’s primary director.  Production of The Barbarian and the Troll for Nickelodeon is overseen by Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action; and Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content.


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-- Updates:

- Nickelodeon held a drive-in movie premiere of The Barbarian and the Troll at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena CA on March 30!

-  The creators retitled the show from the originally announced Brendar the Barbarian when they realized early on the popularity of plucky troll.

-- The series will be in a serialized format rather than episodic.








Originally published: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 22:03 GMT.

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