Princess Maya wants nothing more than to be a warrior. But on the day of her quinceañera, or 15th birthday, her wish is turned upside down. An uninvited guest delivers an ultimatum that threatens all of humanity. In Maya and the Three, an animated series set in a fantasy world, she goes on a quest to fulfill an age-old prophecy and save the world. The series comes to Netflix on October 22.
Jorge R. Gutiérrez is the show’s creator. He also voices Maya’s dad, King Teca. He told TFK he wanted to honor the warrior women in his life, such as his wife, sister, and mother. He was also inspired by Aztec, Mayan, and Incan mythology, and by modern Caribbean culture. “It’s this crazy love letter to all the stuff that I grew up loving,” he says.