IGN brings an exclusive reveal of the new trailer for the upcoming third and final season of the acclaimed animated series, Hilda, set to premiere on Netflix on December 7. The trailer, available via the player above or the embedded link below, showcases Bella Ramsey (known for The Last of Us and Game of Thrones) reprising her role as the voice of the titular blue-haired adventurer.
Adapted from Luke Pearson’s graphic novel series, the animated fantasy weaves elements of Scandinavian folklore into the coming-of-age narrative of a brave young girl and her intricate relationship with her mother.
As per the official synopsis, the concluding season sees Hilda being “lured into a mystical realm that will lead her to a deeper understanding of her family’s hidden history and long-buried truths about herself.” The eight-episode third season concludes with a 70-minute series finale.
Ramsey believes that ending Hilda’s journey at this juncture is the right decision. She expresses, “I think a lot of series make the mistake of going on too long and doing too many seasons and then it just ends up that the story keeps getting repeated. So I think it’s just the perfect time for it to wrap up. And that could be this really beautiful, succinct three-season thing.”
Acknowledging the bittersweet feelings, Ramsey told IGN, “All the loose ends have sort of been tied up and it’s time for it to finish, which I’m obviously sad about because I’ve been doing Hilda since I was quite young. But I do think it’s the right decision.”
The official synopsis promises revelations about Hilda’s family history in this season, introducing new character Hilda’s Great Aunt Astrid, voiced by Miriam Margolyes OBE, known for her role as Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films.
Ramsey notes the connection between Hilda and Aunt Astrid, describing them as “kindred spirits” and expressing, “She’s just this cool, weird old lady, and I think that’s who Hilda will be in the future. Yeah, I think Aunt Astrid and Hilda are sort of the same person, just generations apart.”
Reflecting on their journey with the show, Ramsey hopes that fans of this “feel-good show” find satisfaction in how the series concludes. “It has meant so much to so many people. I mean, having people come up to me and be like, ‘Oh, I watched Hilda.’ Like people that I’d never expect to watch the show. So I just hope people just feel joy out of it and I think as they have done throughout the rest of the seasons, I just hope that this ends on a high note for everybody and that people feel satisfied with the story and how it’s ended. And yeah, everybody’s where they meant to be and stuff was all worked out.”
Co-produced by Sony Pictures Television – Kids and Mercury Films, Hilda’s third and final season debuts on Netflix on December 7.