Netflix Announces Second Season of "B: The Beginning" and Debut Date for "Hilda"

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NETFLIX ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON OF "B: THE BEGINNING" AND DEBUT DATE FOR "HILDA"

Both Netflix Series Are Official TV Film Series Selections of the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film

Annecy, France - June 12, 2018 - Today, as part of the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film, Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service, announced the following animated series news:

SEASON TWO OF ANIME SERIES B: THE BEGINNING ANIMATED ADVENTURE HILDA TO DEBUT FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

B: The Beginning: Season 2 of the hit anime series is coming soon to Netflix.

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Chief among the major players is "Killer B" - a serial killer who has thrown the city into chaos. The stories of Koku, the protagonist, Keith, a legendary investigator of the Royal Investigation Service, and a mysterious criminal organization intertwine on the path to reach their objectives. A wide variety of unforgettable characters surround them on the journey, as they attempt to stop a chain of horrific crimes in this suspense drama.

Original: Kazuto Nakazawa Production I.G

Directors: Kazuto Nakazawa, Yoshinobu Yamakawa

Producer: Rui Kuroki

Animation Studio: Production I.G

Cast: Hiroaki Hirata / Yuki Kaji

Hilda will debut Friday, Sept. 21, only on Netflix.

Hilda follows the adventures of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants, to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she meets new friends and mysterious creatures who are stranger - and more dangerous - than she ever expected. Based on the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson, Hilda has delighted readers with her bold, adventurous spirit and vividly imagined world. Fans of the comics and new viewers alike will see Hilda brought to life in stunning animation from Mercury Filmworks.

Animation Studio: Mercury Filmworks

Production Company: Silvergate Media

Executive Producer: Kurt Mueller

Director: Andy Coyle

Showrunner/Writer: Stephanie Simpson

Voice cast: Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones)

Today, at the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film, Melissa Cobb (Vice President of Kids & Family, Netflix) and Aram Yacoubian (Director of International Originals, Kids & Family, Netflix) led a conversation with animated content creators Fernanda Frick, Andy Coyle (Hilda) and Kazuto Nakazawa (B: The Beginning).

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