If your childhood belongs to the 1980s, then you probably will be the happiest to know that the animated series “Voltron” can soon be seen on the TV screen. Dreamworks and Netflix have come together to create “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” a reboot of the beloved cult-classic anime “Voltron: Defender of The Universe.” This weekend the fans get a quick look of these this giant robo-warrior through the first released trailer in Wonder-Con.
Spinoff reports that a 36-second video footage shows the roaring, high-powered assembly of the giant in elaborate details. Grinding gear, fitting of lion-ships into place, and thrashing of flame-sword are just more than enough to create thrill and excitement among the audience.
The veteran animation directors Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are in the charge of executive production of “Voltron: Legendary Defender.” Joaquim’s past popular works include “Justice League Unlimited” “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “G.I. Joe: Resolute.” At the same time, Montgomery is known for “Wonder Woman,” “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse,” and “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.”
The duo is looking to reproduce the feel of the original series for a new audience. The focus is more on the serialized story as well as on powerful versions of the classic characters fans remember. Sources say that the anime series is a thirteen-episode TV project.
Joaquim Dos Santos told the press, “As children of the ’80s 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 un-apologetically married Sci -Fi and Fantasy in one incredibly over the top, bombastic package. Fans of the new series [‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’] 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,” reveals Celebrity Gossip.
Voice works in the new revival will be done by Josh Keaton, Tyler Labine, Jeremy Shada, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Steven Yeun.
The Dreamworks and Netflix’s animated action is due to hit the streaming service in June.