The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Robot v.s Kaiju spectacular Pacific Rim has been announced for a 2017 release date but in development now is the animated series to bridge the gap between the two movies.

Guillermo explains in an exclusive interview with Collider, that the animated series will be possibly created in Japan with the story arc that connects the two movies together instead of being an episodic adventure series. “I don’t want it to be like Chapter One is a little action thing and it gets resolved in 40 minutes or an hour and then the next episode, [it’s like] nothing happened.  My favorite anime series always have a long arc.”

He also further details that they’re aiming for 13 episodes and that the series will feature new characters, new Jaegers and of course… new Kaijus. Currently the team is looking for a studio in Japan and hopefully share more details soon.