The new Netflix series ‘A Tale Dark and Grimm’ will be releasing on October 8, 2021, and people are looking forward to watching it. The series will have ten episodes; each episode will be thirty minutes long. The Netflix exclusive series has been directed by Simon Otto, who was the head of the character animation on Dreamworks’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon trilogy’; he is also acting as the executive producer of this series.
Since this series is an adaptation of the best selling book of the same by Adam Gidwitz, Simon Otto agreed to work with this project because he felt that Gidwitz’s books reminded him of the fairytales which he heard during his childhood back in Switzerland and a majority of the folklores were dark and unsettling.
People who heard or read about the story would Hansel and Gretel in their childhood would, without doubt, notice the differences between the traditional story and this reimagined tale. In this series, they are not peasants but a prince and princess. They go on an expedition to find better parents who will be highly and unconditionally love them, feed them well, never make them do any chores, and most importantly, not kill them.
In order to find their ideal parents, the two kids went on a journey where they met witches, warlocks, dragons, wild animals, and the devil. The kids met Mrs. Baker, the baker who brings baked delicacies in the castle, and the children thought of her as the perfect parent for themselves. Still, Mrs. Baker and the children had different beliefs for happily ever after.
Since Simon Otto was involved in the series, the characters and the animation style reminded me of the films by Dreamworks. Everything was absolutely wonderful about this series, and the voice acting was splendid; there were no plotholes as well. But while watching the first episode of the series, I wondered, “Is this series for kids or adults?” There are no explicit scenes or foul language, but the dark and gory contents of the story with the animation style make it difficult to comprehend who the targeted audience of the series is.
A Tale Dark and Grimm on Netflix Cast
A Tale Dark and Grimm is an animated series based on the best-selling novel of the same name released back in the year 2010 by Adam Gidwitz. Simon Otto and Doug Langdale developed the episodes of the series. The series showcases beautiful animation along with a strong cast excellent in voice acting. In the series, we can see:
- Andre Robinson is voicing the character of Hansel.
- Raini Rodriguez is voicing the character of Gretel.
- Scott Adsit is voicing the characters of William and Hunter.
- Ron Funches is voicing the character of Rob.
- Erica Rhodes is voicing the character of Dotty.
- Eric Bauza is voicing the character of the King and Chillingworth.
- Charlotte Wilson Langley is voicing the character of the Queen.
- Kari Wahlgren is voicing the characters of the Sun and Olivia.
- Tom Hollander is voicing the character of the Moon.
- Matthew Waterson is voicing the character of Asmodeus.
- Adam Lambert is voicing the character of the Devil.
The series is a reimagined version of the Hansel and Gretel folklore, and the series showcases how the two kids do not think the King and Queen are their ideal parents. They ran away from their home to find the perfect parents who would love them unconditionally. Their quest takes them on a journey where they meet all sorts of creatures such as the witch, dragons, warlocks, and the Devil.
As they travel further, they come to know the truth about them, and they learn how to create happiness for their happily ever after
Release Date and Where to Watch
Netflix has some of the best-animated series, and they are not going to stop there as they are all set to improve their collection because they are releasing an animated series called A Tale Dark and Grimm. A Tale Dark and Grimm is set to be released on October 8, 2021, and this is set to be a Netflix original. The series will be available on Netflix only, and it will be available in every region where Netflix avails its streaming service.
Being a Netflix exclusive, the series will be available only on Netflix. There will be minimal chance of the series being available on different OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Hulu, YouTube TV, or HBO Max. The membership fees for Netflix start from $8.99, and it can go up to $17.99. The prices hike based on the number of screens one can have. People can take the basic membership and watch the series without paying any extra charges.