Coming Soon to Netflix: ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’

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Voltron Still

Let’s just get the teaser trailer out of the way first, because that’s what you’re really here to see, right?

Okay, still with me?

Voltron: Legendary Defender was announced recently, but more details were revealed at WonderCon this weekend. It’s another Netflix Original Series made by DreamWorks Animation, and the creative team includes several folks from The Legend of Korra, so I have high hopes: Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), and writer Tim Hedrick (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender).

Voltron Cast
The new Voltron pilots: Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine

The cast was also revealed at WonderCon:

  • Princess Allura – Kimberly Brooks (Ben 10: Omniverse, Justice League: War)
  • Coran – Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Concords)
  • Shiro, Black Lion – Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime)
  • Hunk, Yellow Lion – Tyler Labine (Reaper, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil)
  • Lance, Blue Lion – Jeremy Shada (Finn in Adventure Time, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
  • Pidge, Green Lion – Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, Scream: The Series, iZombie)
  • Keith, Red Lion – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra)

Voltron Characters

I loved Voltron when I was a kid, though I admit that re-watching the original series as an adult was a little disappointing. So I’m excited to see it getting a reboot with modern animation techniques and (I hope) some better writing.

The 13-episode series will be released on June 10 on Netflix–I can’t wait!

For more about the show, visit the official website.

Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream Team and have been provided with Netflix access for review purposes, but opinions expressed are my own.

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