The full-length trailer has arrived for Pacific Rim: The Black, Netflix‘s upcoming anime-style series entry of the giant robots vs. giant monsters franchise that spawned from Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 movie.
The series takes us further into the future, which, as it turns out, doesn’t bode well for humanity. We follow two teen siblings in a now-abandoned Australia, which has been evacuated following a takeover by the giant creatures knows as Kaiju. As they search for their missing parents, they uncover an abandoned Jaeger (those giant robots), and decide to pilot it in the hopes of standing a chance in this horrifying landscape.
The trailer showcases an interesting expansion of the franchise. Apart from the terrifying giant beasts, there are now also small Kaiju to deal with, there’s the presence of a mysterious young boy, and what looks to be a surprise appearance of another Jaeger?
The series, created by Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution) and Marvel comics writer Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok), will be hitting Netflix on March 4th.
Official synopsis for Pacific Rim: The Black:
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. Now, 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.