Get ready Voltron fans because the lions are coming back!
Netflix have revealed your first look at the giant robot from their upcoming reboot and he looks spot-on, doesn’t he?
The series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, is produced by DreamWorks Animation and we can expect the first 13 22-minute episodes later this year with footage to be revealed this friday at WonderCon in Anaheim.
“The original 1984-85 series, adapted from Japanese anime, focused on five men and the princess of the planet Arus who piloted lions and, to take down monster villains, would form Voltron and use his signature blazing sword. While the new show will have some modern tweaks, including more serialized storytelling, much will be the same to older fans.”
And we have to say, while we haven’t seen any footage, the robot himself is a fantastic nod to the 80s cartoon: “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,” says co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery.
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.
Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos says: “Voltron is nowhere near the scale of a Star Wars in terms of mythology, but it has managed to stick around in pop culture and became this representation of teamwork.”
We’ll keep you posted on breaking news, images or footage folks. Meanwhile, any Voltron fans in the house? What do you all think?
UPDATE: Check out the new Voltron poster from WonderCon