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First Look at Netflix’s ‘Voltron’ Reboot

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After teasing fans last month with the logo, Netflix has revealed the first image of the giant robot from its “Voltron” reboot, called “Voltron: Legendary Defender.”

The image arrives courtesy of USA Today, just before the first footage is screened Friday at WonderCon in Los Angeles. Produced by DreamWorks Animation, the initial 13 episodes are set to premiere later this year on the streaming service.

Adapted from a pair of anime series, the hit “Voltron” originally aired in syndication from September 1984 to November 1985, spawning a follow-up series and a seemingly endless parade of merchandise and tie-ins. An animated prequel of sorts, “Voltron Force,” aired in 2011-2012 on Nicktoons.

The new series will center on five Earth teens — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — who become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.

“We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for [the original] show,” Lauren Montgomery, co-executive producer, tells USA Today. Still, they’ve updated the concept, giving “Voltron” was the website describes as “an epic ‘Game of Thrones’ feel with some humor, and upping the danger level.”

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Comments

  • http://garamid.yuku.com/ Gold Any Ranger

    Voltron Force was a sequel, not a prequel.

  • dekko

    Looks good so far! “Game of Thrones” influence? Well, Voltron does split his opponents in half with a giant sword…

  • CM Chunk

    No more Sven and Allura?

  • D.A.V.E.

    Another article mentioned Allura is in as well. I think Shiro will be Sven’s replacement.

  • Phil Clark

    Looks promising. I would like to see it in motion though, that makes all the difference.

  • Casey Snider

    Shiro is the original Sven – for whatever reason, he was given a Scandinavian name and accent for the American version.

  • D.A.V.E.

    Yeah, that was what I meant. I didn’t realize how confusing I sounded considering Sven was replaced by Allura.

  • D.A.V.E.

    Yeah, that was what I meant. I didn’t realize how confusing I sounded considering Sven was replaced by Allura.

  • QueerJock2

    Shiro is likely gonna die or be hospitalized to make way for the Princess, just like Sven in the original.

  • Vicente Serrano

    I see the “Hospital Planet” in Shiro’s future…. :P

  • Vicente Serrano

    I see the “Hospital Planet” in Shiro’s future…. :P

  • egodfrey72

    I wish they would use some of the ideas from the original anime series as well as the Voltron version.

  • Neal Deep

    Looking good! Hopefuly they won’t be outsourcing the animation to a south Korean sweat shop.

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