The Hollow (TV series)

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The Hollow
The Hollow.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre
Created by
  • Josh Mepham
  • Kathy Antonsen Rocchio
  • Greg Sullivan
  • Vito Viscomi
Directed by
  • Josh Mepham
  • Greg Sullivan
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Josh Mepham
  • Kathy Antonsen Rocchio
  • Greg Sullivan
  • Vito Viscomi
Producer(s)
  • Jeff Holloway
  • Chris Bevacqua
Production company(s)Slap Happy Cartoons[1]
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
First shown inCanada
Original releaseJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) – present

The Hollow is a Canadian animated science fantasy adventure mystery[2] series created by Vito Viscomi and broadcast since June 8, 2018 on Netflix.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Adam, Kai, and Mira are three teenagers who awaken in a room with no memories of themselves or each other; the only clue to their identities are their names written on small slips of paper in their pockets. After emerging from an underground bunker they find themselves in a deep forest and venture forth to discover who they are and how to get home.[5]

Along the way, they encounter a strange character that they call the "Weird Guy", who teleports them to different regions whenever they ask 'please'. Each region, however, harbors dangers and obstacles that the group struggle to overcome, while also discovering that they each possess superpowers; Adam has both super strength and agility, Mira can communicate with animals, breathe underwater, and swim like a mermaid, and Kai can cast and manipulate fire, as well as being a technical whiz.

The trio encounters a large, talking tree who offers to send them home if they can retrieve a stolen branch of hers that has been turned in to a dangerous weapon called the Ishibo. While attempting to retrieve it, they also encounter another trio of teens; each with their own superpowers who compete with them for possession of the Ishibo.

Regardless of the trials and setbacks that follow, the trio emerges victorious over their rivals and claim the Ishibo. However, Adam's theory that they are in a virtual reality game is confirmed by the Weird Guy who warns them that the glitches they have seen are a sign that the game's code is corrupted and is on the verge of crashing, and that they must quickly escape the game.

After returning the Ishibo to the Iron Tree, she enables them to enter a region where they must fight a dragon. After the dragon's defeat, they enter a portal in the building that was being guarded by the dragon. Once through the portal, they wind up in the same room they started in, except for the fact that there was a green button. They press it, and exit the game, waking up in a VR tournament (filmed as live action) where they are greeted by the Weird Guy (revealed to be the show's host) and cheered by the live audience for winning the game, "The Hollow." However, as the rival team wakes up, Kai notices the eye of one of them slightly glitching.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Room"Josh MephamVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Adam, Kai, and Mira wake up in a room with no memories of who they are. The only items with them are small slips of paper with their names on them and a typewriter. To escape, they use the typewriter to type "help", which causes four bricks to move forward and act as ledges leading to a vent. As the room begins filling up with green smoke, they make their way up to and through the vent, eventually winding up at an exit that leads to a forest. Mira discovers that she was able to translate an owl's hoots. After escaping the underground bunker, the trio continue to walk through the forest, ending up at an electrified fence. They search for a switch to deactivate it and soon find an abandoned cabin. Inside, there are science equipment, a satchel they take, and three cages seemingly torn apart by their ex-captives. Shortly after, they encounter three "Devil Dogs" that begin to chase them. Running towards the fence, they see the deactivation switch for the fence and use keys found in the satchel to make their escape. Not far from the fenced area, they are trapped at the edge of a cliff with the creatures quickly digging their way under the fence. The three meet someone who they call the "Weird Guy". After they ask for help with a "please", he creates a portal in which they fall through. On the other side, just before passing out, Adam blearily sees two figures speaking in a foreign language while looking down at the trio.
2"The Desert"Greg SullivanVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
The trio wake up in a town of anthropomorphic bulls. Mira attempts to talk to them, being able to understand them, but they call her a witch. They are tied in a large chamber belonging to a giant bull named Toros. They eventually escape and head down the tunnels under the chamber. Seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, against Kai's warnings and cautiousness, they introduce themselves to an overly cheery woman they meet at the end. She offers them food, but after a mention of not trusting her, she transforms into a soul-eating witch. The trio finally escapes her, and continue trekking through the desert. After some time, three figures on horses come and pick them up.
3"Apocalypse"Josh MephamVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
The three figures bring the trio to a ship crash site. Adam identifies them as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; Plague, Famine, War, and Death. They find out that Death's horse is really sick, and after being fed, Mira is able to understand the horse. To heal him, they call for the Weird Guy and he teleports Mira back to the lab in the forest to get medicine. She narrowly escapes the Devil Dogs, and comes back with a vial. Meanwhile, Kai is able to fix up a ship and gets it to work. After healing Death's horse, they take off in the ship. After making it above the water, Adam accidentally kicks something and the ship begins plummeting into the water. They eject their seats, but Mira's seat belt is stuck. She continues to sink down as she loses consciousness. Adam and Kai are unable to swim far enough, and are forced to go to the surface. Kai blames Adam and angrily leaves. At the end of the episode, Mira is seen lodged against a rock, opening her eyes.
4"The Lighthouse"Greg SullivanVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Adam theorizes that they are in a parallel universe. He also learns more about his strength when he accidentally pushes Kai. During their argument, Mira arrives. She explains that she is able to breathe underwater and can swim like a mermaid. The trio then continue walking and see a lighthouse. They then find out that it is inhabited by a cyclops. In hopes of using the lighthouse to signal for help, they must find a new light bulb as the one there is broken. With Mira's swimming skill and the help of an octopus, they are able to retrieve a new light bulb from an abandoned submarine. When they fix the lighthouse's light, they signal SOS, but only the Weird Guy shows up. Kai asks for help, despite Adam and Mira's protests. They are teleported into the sky and land on a talking tree. The tree tells them about how she lost her arm (a branch) and the trio go after the one who stole it, Akuma. Akuma had turned the arm into a powerful, dangerous weapon called the Ishibo. Upon arriving in his floating temple, the doors and windows close, locking them in and making everything go dark.
5"Ishibo"Josh MephamVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
The trio is captured by Akuma, and Adam winds up having to fight their best warrior. Adam, with incredible strength, defeats the warrior, and Akuma's minions run away in terror. Akuma, with the Ishibo, challenges Adam in a fight. Adam barely wins as Akuma drops the Ishibo and falls off the floating piece of land. Just when Adam reaches to pick up the Ishibo, three other superpowered teens appear. They take the Ishibo and leave using their superpowers: either speed, flight, or telekinesis. After the strange teens' departure, Akuma's minions come stampeding back. They call for help, and the Weird Guy teleports them to a spaceship. They soon find out that the ship was taken over by an alien, but also has a teleporter they could use. They teleport themselves and appear in a run-down theme park inhabited by Benjamin and Benjamini, who love having fun. Kai fixes one of their rides, and tries it out with Benjamini, while Adam and Mira learn that the three other kids also came by the theme park. Suddenly, the ride catches on fire, and begins collapsing.
6"Undead"Greg SullivanVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
7"The Riddle"Josh MephamVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
8"Ice"Greg SullivanVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
9"Cocoon"Josh MephamVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
10"Colrath"Greg SullivanVito ViscomiJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Six New Animated Kids' Series Coming to Netflix". 7 October 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ Trumbore, Dave (July 7, 2018). "'The Hollow' Review: Netflix's New Mystery Series Is a Thrilling Animated Adventure". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Motamayor, Rafael (June 22, 2018). "Netflix's "The Hollow" Will Fill the Void Left By "Gravity Falls"". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Hollow, 29 New and Returning Original Shows Coming to Netflix in June". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Goodrich, Josh (June 16, 2018). "Netflix's The Hollow". Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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