3Below: Tales of Arcadia

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  • TV-Y7-FV
  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (7,078)

3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a Netflix animated science fiction series produced by Guillermo del Toro. The show revolves around two teenage aliens, Princess Aja (Tatiana Maslany) and Prince Krel (Diego Luna), who find themselves stranded on Earth after their planet is taken over by the evil General Morando. With the help of their loyal pet, Luug, the two must disguise themselves as humans and blend in with the local population to avoid being captured.

Set in the same universe as del Toro's previous work, Trollhunters, 3Below takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Oaks, California. The show features characters from Trollhunters, including Jim Lake Jr. (Emile Hirsch), who becomes a major ally to the alien siblings throughout the series. Additionally, Nick Offerman provides the voice of Varvatos Vex, an alien warrior who serves as a mentor to Aja and Krel.

The first season of 3Below follows Aja and Krel as they attempt to repair their ship and find a way back to their home planet. Along the way, they must navigate high school, make new friends, and avoid detection from General Morando's bounty hunters. The duo quickly befriends a group of human teenagers, including Stuart (Nick Frost), Eli (Cole Sand), and Mary (Glenn Close). Stuart is a conspiracy theorist who is convinced that the aliens are real, while Eli is a sarcastic tech genius who helps Aja and Krel repair their ship. Mary, on the other hand, is a kindly woman who becomes a surrogate mother figure to the siblings.

In addition to the main storyline, each episode features its own self-contained plot. These range from Aja and Krel attempting to save their ship from a group of sentient cockroaches to Jim and his friends investigating a haunted mansion. The show balances these individual stories with the overarching narrative of Aja and Krel's quest to return home.

The second season of 3Below sees the stakes raised as General Morando makes his way to Earth to capture the siblings. Aja and Krel must race against time to gather allies and prepare for the impending battle. Along the way, they meet new characters such as Tronos (Uzo Aduba), a shapeshifting alien who helps train them in combat, and Zadra (Hayley Atwell), a member of the royal guard who becomes a love interest for Krel.

One of the standout aspects of 3Below is its animation. The series features crisp, colorful visuals that bring the world of Arcadia Oaks to life. The character designs are unique and memorable, with each alien race having its own distinct look and culture. The voice acting is also top-notch, with each actor bringing their own unique spin to their character. Tatiana Maslany is particularly impressive as Princess Aja, imbuing the character with both strength and vulnerability.

Overall, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a compelling sci-fi adventure that balances humor, heart, and action. Its strong characters, engaging plot, and gorgeous animation make it a must-watch for fans of del Toro's previous work and newcomers alike. With a third and final season set to debut in 2019, viewers can look forward to seeing how Aja and Krel's journey comes to a close.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on December 22, 2018.

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A Glorious End, Part 2
13. A Glorious End, Part 2
July 30, 2019
With the fate of the universe at stake, the royal heirs and their allies must gather their forces for the ultimate battle to defeat General Morando.
A Glorious End, Part One
12. A Glorious End, Part One
July 30, 2019
As the town of Arcadia gathers for the premiere of "Kleb or Alive," an army of Omens, led by an armored Kubritz, makes plans to lure out the royals.
Race to Trollmarket
11. Race to Trollmarket
July 30, 2019
After learning the location of Gaylen’s Core, Toby calls Trollhunter Jim Lake, and Blinky advises the royals to consult the Soothscryer.
The Big Sleep
10. The Big Sleep
July 30, 2019
With General Morando searching for Gaylen's Core, Aja and Krel must travel into their parents' subconscious to learn the core's location first.
The Fall of House Tarron
9. The Fall of House Tarron
July 30, 2019
The last defenders of House Tarron face off against General Morando and his army of Omen robots in an all-out battle for survival.
Luug's Day Out
8. Luug's Day Out
July 30, 2019
Krel builds a prototype device that will create a wormhole back to Akiridion-5, but Luug swallows it whole before it can be tested further.
Asteroid Rage
7. Asteroid Rage
July 30, 2019
Unable to stop an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, Kubritz pleads with the royals to help destroy it by offering stored alien technology from Area 49B.
There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)
6. There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)
July 30, 2019
Stuart gets an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend. Krel helps Toby and Eli produce a short film, "Kleb or Alive," for a local contest.
Ill Gotten Gains
5. Ill Gotten Gains
July 30, 2019
Colonel Kubritz stages a phony quarantine of Arcadia High School in a ploy to capture the royals -- and their advanced weapons technology.
Mother's Day
4. Mother's Day
July 30, 2019
Mother, the AI controlling the royals’ ship, reflects on keeping the peace between her quarreling family. Morando discovers a secret hidden on Earth.
Dogfight Days of Summer
3. Dogfight Days of Summer
July 30, 2019
With General Morando's invasion of Earth imminent, Krel tries to stop the fleet's advance with unwitting help from the kids of Arcadia.
Moonlight Run
2. Moonlight Run
July 30, 2019
Aja and Krel enlist Stuart to help find their former ally, who’s being held prisoner at a bounty hunter outpost on the moon.
Moving Day
1. Moving Day
July 30, 2019
Left vulnerable after Omen's attack, the royal heirs look to conceal their damaged ship but are soon confronted by the bounty hunter Magmatron.
Where to Watch 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
3Below: Tales of Arcadia is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 3Below: Tales of Arcadia on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 22, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (7,078)