Voltron was one of the most popular cartoons of the 1980s, and it returns to screens this month. Voltron: Legendary Defender is an update of the classic animated sci-fi adventure, and USA Today have revealed a brand new clip. Check it out below:
The first season of Legendary Defender consists of 11 episodes, all of which hit Netflix on June 10. The show focuses on five teenagers who are thrown into the midst of an intergalactic war. Its voice cast that includes Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and Arrow‘s Bex Taylor-Klaus. A trailer was released last month–check it out here.
The original Voltron was a Japanese and American co-production that ran for three seasons between 1984 and 1986. The show was created from two Japanese shows–Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV–with new dialogue and storylines created for the American market. It proved hugely popular, spawning spinoff shows, comic books, and video games.
Voltron: Legendary Defender is the first show released following the deal struck between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation late in 2015. Next up will be the Guillermo Del Toro-produced fantasy adventure Trollhunters, which is expected to hit the streaming service later this year. See the first image from Trollhunters here.