Here's the first full trailer for Netflix and DreamWorks' Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Sep 14, 2018, 10:54 PM EDT (Updated)

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have teamed up to bring us Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reboot of sorts of the 1980s cartoon series that used to make my afternoons when I returned home from school (my fave was the Black Lion), and the first full trailer has finally dropped!

According to a report at Entertainment Weekly, the show will kick off on June 10 with an hourlong premiere followed by ten 22-minute episodes (aka, it’ll be a 13-episode season). All episodes will be streaming on that date.

The original anime series titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe ran between 1984 and 1985 and featured the adventures of five Earth teenagers piloting five robotic lions forming together to become Voltron.

EW has a rundown of the characters from Team Voltron featured in the new series, and you can have a look at the list below, but first, check out the trailer:


Here's the character rundown:

• Princess Allura – Kimberly Brooks (Ben 10: Omniverse, Justice League: War)

• Coran, the chief advisor to the princess – Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Conchords)

• Shiro, Black Lion pilot – Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime)

• Hunk, Yellow Lion pilot – Tyler Labine (Reaper, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil)

• Lance, Blue Lion pilot – Jeremy Shada (Finn in Adventure Time, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)

• Pidge, Green Lion pilot – Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, Scream: The Series, iZombie)

• Keith, Red Lion pilot – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra)


Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos said of the complete wackiness behind the idea of making a big robot out of five robot lions: 

“Our teens are reacting to the insane idea [that] there’s a giant intergalactic war going on, and now they’re going to pilot five lions that become a larger robot, and one lion will wear another as a … well, as a boot …” Dos Santos says. “Our characters respond to the notion that this is an absolutely crazy idea.”

I wonder if they'll say: “Form feet and legs! Form hands and body! And I’ll form the head!” Are you looking forward to the first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender come June 10?

(via EW)

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