Viz Media has partnered up with Powerhouse Animation Studios (Castlevania) to bring a new animated series to Netflix, Seis Manos. The series will center around a family of martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to avenge the death of their beloved mentor.
We had the chance to sit in the panel for this new show and get a sneak preview of 2 key scenes from the first episode. Seis Manos, which means six hands in spanish, was described as a dose of From Dusk Till Dawn, with a scoop of ’70s Kung Fu TV show, a bit of Shaft, then sprinkled all over with delicious John Carpenter flakes. To be fair the panel then said “skin flakes?”, to lots of laughter. Check out the opening sequence for the series.
The unique setting for the series makes it stand out for the Fall lineup on Netflix and for animated series in general. Now expect some grind-house style killing and gore in the series, as the big bad is voiced by Danny Trejo (Machete). For an example of some of the gore and fighting you will see, check out this first look at the new series.