EFEBy David Villafranca Los Angeles

A Mesoamerican warrior princess refuses to conform to her society's traditional gender roles in "Maya and the Three," an upcoming Netflix animated fantasy television miniseries set in an exuberant and magical pre-Columbian world.

"Maya is challenging the old establishment," Zoe Saldaña, the 43-year-old American actress that gives voice to that character, said in an interview with Efe.

She is one of numerous prominent Hollywood figures involved in this English- and Spanish-language project, which also features Rita Moreno, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kate del Castillo and Isabela Merced as voice actors.

"Maya and the Three," a nine-episode series that is scheduled to premiere on Friday, tells the story of a courageous princess named Maya who joins up with three other warriors to save humanity from the dark lords of the underworld.