It’s humorous you point out Legends. We did have an episode within the second season the place we went again to Arthurian instances, and performed round with that. There are 1,000,000 completely different TV reveals, and films, and novels, and quick tales about time journey, and one of the enjoyable issues about writing about that topic is the foundations function very otherwise. The foundations in Again to the Future function very otherwise from the foundations in, say, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Residence. With Legends, we made the choice very early on should you had been watching the present for the foundations of time journey, you had been going to be sorely disenchanted. We form of threw the rule e-book out.
With Wizards, we form of take the alternative method. We're making half of the drama the difficulties of time journey; specifically it’s very straightforward to screw up the long run should you don’t know what you’re doing. And now we have some characters in Wizards who might safely be described as not fairly realizing what they’re doing. So, we undoubtedly needed to point out the results, and likewise dwell with the stakes of what occurs should you make a change to the previous you didn't intend.
The present has subverted expectations by permitting characters to develop, or evolve. Steve begins as a bully, and now he’s a great man. And throughout the Arthurian legend, the king shouldn't be essentially the king you would possibly anticipate him to be. Has that subversion been cooked in for the reason that starting of Trollhunters?
From the start with Trollhunters, me and Guillermo, and Kevin and Dan Hageman, we all the time felt like we had been telling a really traditional Campbellian hero’s journey. When you find yourself doing that, the one method to make it really feel contemporary and unique is to, as you say, subvert expectations. I feel it’s Gertrude Stein who mentioned inform the reality, however inform it slant. That’s been our governing philosophy, which is we’re going to let you know this acquainted story, however we’re going to do it in a manner slightly off middle, slightly off kilter from what you’re used to.