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Forming a Legend – First Footage from VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER

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Netflix #StreamTeamVOLTRON is one of the sacred properties of my childhood, a mighty robot formed from five mechanical lions… a heroic beast who has been written about here in the virtual pages of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine on more than a few occasions. I was Voltron for Halloween back in ’84 or ’85, I had the toys, and still have a Voltron figure here in my office at HQ – one that the girls are frequently asking to play with. With the announcement of DreamWorks’ VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER as a Netflix Original Series (complete with a new line of figures and vehicles from Playmates Toys), I was anxious to get a look at some footage, and this weekend that first-look arrived following a panel at WonderCon. Check out the first preview, “Forming A Legend…”

“As children of the 80’s who grew up with Voltron what was there not to love? You had 5 awesome lions, piloted by 5 awesome heroes who combined to form a giant, sword wielding Titan! It unapologetically married Sci-fi and Fantasy in one incredibly over the top, bombastic package. 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.” — Producer Joaquim Dos Santos 

About the Series: From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe comes the Netflix Original Series, VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER! DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).

Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER.


The just-unveiled cast includes:
  • 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 TimeBatman: 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)

The 13-episode first season will be streaming in its entirety starting June 10, only on Netflix!

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