Awesome, right? Well, that’s not even the best stuff.
If the three clips shown tonight are an accurate depiction of the series’ entire 13-episode run, showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra) have made an animated masterpiece.
Reflecting on the original series, Dos Santos shared, “You had five awesome lions, piloted by five awesome heroes who combined to form a giant, sword-wielding Titan! Fans of the new series can look for us to keep all those elements, but also expect a much more fleshed out universe with a rich backstory and characters who will evolve over the course of the series.”
The show appears to be one part love letter to the original series, one part bold new space opera.
Now, if the pedigree of the showrunners has you imagining OG Voltron meets Legend of Korra, you’re right on the money. And it’s clearly infused with all of the care and creativity that made that series great.
Keith (voiced by The Walking Dead’s Steve Yuen), Lance (Jeremy Shada), Hunk (Tyler Labine), Pidge (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and Shiro (Josh Keaton) are five young people caught up in the middle of a war to save the universe from King Zarkon (Neil Kaplan).
In one of the clips shown tonight, the group discover Voltron for the very first time — and it’s everything you’d hope.
We’ll have more for you soon as Voltron: Legendary Defender rockets toward a June 10 release on Netflix.
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