New series from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery honors the original show’s venerated history while amplifying its strengths and scope with a mix of old and new animation techniques.
The universe’s greatest protector will rise again in the all-new series Voltron Legendary Defender, premiering June 10 exclusively on Netflix. Witness the rebirth of the legend with this ambitious reimagining of the fan-favorite science-fiction saga, promising galaxies worth of action, comedy, and adventure, as good battles evil in an intergalactic war ten thousand years in the making. These series will launch with an hour-long origin story called “The Rise of Voltron,” and will be followed by 10 episodes.
You can check out the new trailer in the player below:
In case you missed it, here’s the teaser footage shown earlier this year at Wondercon:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.
While this bold new series will be instantly recognizable to Voltron’s legions of dedicated fans, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) have re-engineered core elements of the original show using all of the 21st century technology and storytelling innovation at their disposal.
With a killer mix of old and new animation techniques, creative transformations of the characters and designs and inventive plot expansions, this fresh Voltron saga will leave kids and super fans hungry for each new episode. Like the newly designed Voltron, which bears its old battle scars with pride, Voltron Legendary Defender honors the show’s venerated history while amplifying its strengths and scope tenfold.