Netflix has released the first pictures for its Pacific Rim anime side project, Pacific Rim: The Black, which follows siblings who pilot a Jaeger. The pictures appeared on Twitter and highlight a brother and sister group of Jaeger pilots, just as a huge Kaiju unleashing destruction in the remains of a city. The official synopsis for Pacific Rim: The Black places the series at some point after the functions of the first film, and is set in Australia.
Long ago, humanity defeated the Kaiju. Now, they’re evacuating Australia. In 2021 join a pair of siblings and their battered, long-abandoned Jaegar as they battle across a continent of danger.
Pacific Rim: The Black has been being developed since 2018 and the series will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2021. Legendary Entertainment, who produced Pacific Rim and its sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, will return to produce Pacific Rim: The Black with Polygon Pictures handling the animation responsibilities.
Pacific Rim includes a reality where gigantic outsider monsters known as Kaiju rise up out of an interdimensional crack in the Pacific Ocean. To battle them, humanity assembled goliath war machines considered Jaegers that are driven by two pilots who share a psychological bond. Guillermo del Toro coordinated and co-composed Pacific Rim, and filled in as producer on Pacific Rim: Uprising.