Get ready for a whole lot of epic adventures and medieval magnificence in Nickelodeon‘s highly-anticipated, new series, The Barbarian and the Troll bringing all the excitement to our TV screens on Friday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM ET / PT! Brendar, the “feared and revered barbarian,” and Evan the troll are welcoming viewers into the world of Gothmoria in this unique and truly spectacular, live-action, puppet comedy series. Co-created and executive-produced by Mike Mitchell (Trolls, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and Drew Massey (Mutt & Stuff, Sid the Science Kid), The Barbarian and the Troll (formerly Brendar the Barbarian), follows Evan, a bridge troll who is just yearning for adventure, and Brendar, the admirable, female warrior on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother. This brilliant series will bring a fresh, notable and unparalleled take to Nickelodeon’s bustling family of live-action series.
The Barbarian and the Troll utilizes a countless amount of noteworthy elements that truly makes the show stand out – from the amazing puppetry to the incredibly witty and hilarious dialogue. Mitchell and Massey make a dynamic duo and used their unrivaled expertise and creativity to create a well thought out script with tons of funny jokes, awesome puns and great zingers. *Cue the “I got ninety-nine problems but a bridge ain’t one” joke from the series*
“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” (source: press release).
The stupendous cast of The Barbarian and the Troll includes Spencer Grammer (Rick & Morty) as the voice of Brendar and Drew Massey as Evan, a bridge troll who loves singing his heart out. Other magnificent puppeteers and voice talent from the cast 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 talented Sydney Mikayla voices the role of Olivia, a confident, no nonsense 12-year-old who goes through the Gothmorian Forest with a fierce old goat named Helen. Gifted actor Tristan Allerick Chen lends his voice to Kendar, Brendar’s optimistic and wide-eyed younger brother who was captured by an evil demon when he was six-years-old.
Brendar brings major girl power to this exceptional series and she’s definitely a terrific character that young girls will look up to and people of all ages will love watching. With tons of action-packed moments, a slew of memorable characters who join in on Brendar’s and Evan’s journey and make the expedition all the more unforgettable, and many extreme sword fights, there truly isn’t a dull moment in The Barbarian and the Troll.
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a wonderful time interviewing The Barbarian and the Troll stars Sydney Mikayla and Tristan Allerick Chen all about what it was like for them working on this stellar series, what their favorite part is about voicing the role of their characters, what kind of exciting adventure they would like to see their characters go on next and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews. Mikayla and Chen even revealed what modern day item they would like to bring to the medieval world of Gothmoria – hear what they had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews below.
Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews with Sydney Mikayla and Tristan Allerick Chen below! It’s time to go on a quest of a lifetime and enter in a land filled with wizards, trolls and goblins in Nickelodeon’s extraordinary series, The Barbarian and the Troll premiering on Friday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM ET / PT. You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun – be sure to tune in to the sensational premiere and get your first look at the series below!