Last week, I found myself in Glendale, California, reporting for duty at DreamWorks Animation on assignment for the Netflix #StreamTeam, all for a gig very near and dear to my heart… that of a kid that grew up in the 80s. Technically, I’m not allowed to tell you the specifics of what I was doing, but I don’t think I’ll get in too much trouble if I admit that yes, I have seen VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER… I just can’t tell you anything about the Netflix Original Series other than that it’s streaming on June 10, and today the first official trailer has been released. Whether you loved VOLTRON back in ’84, or you’re just getting involved, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the video below…
VOLTRON is coming back in a big way, with a Netflix Original Series, a comic series from Lion Forge, and a new collection of action figures, vehicles and accessories from Playmates Toys. =
About VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER: The universe’s greatest protector will rise again in the all-new series DREAMWORKS VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, premiering June 10, exclusively on Netflix. Witness the rebirth of the legend with this ambitious reimagining of the fan-favorite science-fiction saga, promising galaxies worth of action, comedy, and adventure, as good battles evil in an intergalactic war ten thousand years in the making. These series will launch with an hour-long origin story called “The Rise of Voltron,” and will be followed by 10 episodes.
While this bold new series will be instantly recognizable to Voltron’s legions of dedicated fans, Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos and Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) have re-engineered core elements of the original show using all of the twenty-first-century technology and storytelling innovation at their disposal. With a killer mix of old and new animation techniques, creative transformations of the characters and designs and inventive plot expansions, this fresh Voltron saga will leave kids and super fans hungry for each new episode. Like the newly designed Voltron, which bears its old battle scars with pride, DREAMWORKS VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER honors the show’s venerated history while amplifying its strengths and scope tenfold.
The Voice 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 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)
- Emperor Zarkon – Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
- Haggar – Cree Summer (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Croods)
Keep your eyes on http://www.therockfather.com/voltron for more!