FIRST LOOK: Netflix's New Voltron
The first look at Voltron: Legendary Defender have been released by Netflix and DreamWorks Animation!
In the series, the five heroes(Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro) get their own lion bots and become “the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon.”
The series will aim for a wide age group as its target, but the producers claim they were aiming for a “Game of Thrones feel with some humor.” They go on to say that some encounters will be more dangerous than others.
The first 13 episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender will be released later this year on the streaming service with the first footage to make its debut Friday at WonderCon in Anaheim.
The original Voltron series, based on the Japanese anime properties Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV, aired in the United States from 1984 – 1985 and became a pop culture phenomena in its own right. A TV special, Voltron: Fleet of Doom, was released in 1986 with a computer animated series, Voltron: The Third Dimension, following in 1998.”The Third Dimension” was short-lived, lasting just 26 episodes. Another attempt at rebooting the series came with 2011’s Voltron Force on Nickelodeon, which also lasted just 26 episodes.