Surf the internet long enough and you may come across mentions of a live-action adaptation of the classic anime, Voltron in development. Relativity Media officially announced those efforts in 2011, but I’m not holding my breath until I see something solid on that end.
In the meantime though, you can count on Netflix and DreamWorks Animation to pick up the slack as it has been doing since launching its promotional campaign this year for Voltron: Legendary Defender this year. Its roots as a remix of an earlier Japanese animated property have proven fruitful over the years with an array of merchandising, so there’s plenty of fervor to go around.
The Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender 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.
The one-hour origin program, The Rise of Voltron, will precede the series on its 10-episode on June 10. Watch the official trailer below!