Awhile back, we learned that Netflix had plans to reboot the “Voltron” animated series as “Voltron: Legendary Defender.” Today, we have our first full-color look at what the new giant mecha will look like, and I am impressed!
USA Today got the big scoop on the show and provided us with this info:
Legendary Defender centers on five Earth teenagers — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — who are thrown into the middle of an intergalactic battle and become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon.
Whereas most of the original characters were nondescript space explorers, the main players in the new series will have backstories, and “ a real purpose for being on this mission and getting involved with Voltron in the first place,” says Dos Santos.
As for the tone of the show, the creative team describes it as covering a “wide age group by giving Voltron an epic Game of Thrones feel with some humor, and upping the danger level.” Lauren Montgomery added, “Not everything is solved by Voltron alone. Sometimes they need to beat something just as the lions. Sometimes they just do it as themselves fighting as men.”
Produced by DreamWorks Animation, The first 13 22-minute episodes will hit Netflix later this year, but lucky fans at WonderCon in California will get the first look at the footage later today.