One of the most anticipated Netflix debuts of the summer for longtime animation fans is Voltron Legendary Defender, the latest installment in a storied franchise. This version hails from DreamWorks Animation and will premiere on Netflix on June 10th when all 11 binge-worthy episodes of the inaugural season will be available. With that release date just around the corner, a new sizzle reel for the series has made its way onto the internet with designs on getting you hyped to see giant robot lions battling in space.
Fans of The Legend of Korra should be particularly excited to check out the new Voltron series, regardless of their familiarity with the Lion Force and its story. Voltron Legendary Defender comes from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, part of the team behind the Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up series. Additionally, Studio Mir was the animation house that brought Korra to life, and has now done an incredible job bringing the bold storytelling and exciting mythology of Voltron to the screen as well. You can get a glimpse of all that the new series has to offer in a newly released video from the show’s WonderCon 2016 panel which highlights some action-packed and highly anticipated moments.
Check out the sizzle reel for the upcoming Voltron Legendary Defender series below (via IGN):
If that video got you excited to check out the full series, be sure to keep an eye on our site over the coming week since we’ll have much more on Voltron Legendary Defender, including a review of its hour-long premiere, “The Rise of Voltron.” If it didn’t, maybe this recent trailer will do the trick. Trust me when I say that this is definitely a show to get in on from the beginning!
Here’s the official synopsis of Voltron Legendary Defender:
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 series will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux, France and DACH beginning June 10.