Part of Netflix’s reported $6 billion of original content in 2016 is a reimagining of the Voltron animated series, as announced earlier this year. Though an official release date hasn’t been announced, fans can check out the official logo art which features a shadowed Voltron megabot in the background.
Nerdist debuted the logo art for Voltron: Legendary Defender and promises more behind-the-scenes info on the project in the future. The original cartoon, based on the Japanese anime Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV, aired in the ‘80s, though the property was most recently brought to life in a single season of Voltron Force on Nicktoons in 2011. No further information was released for this new iteration, including the identities of the voice cast, though we know it’s stemming from Netflix’s deal with DreamWorks Animation that also includes a Trollhunters series from Guillermo del Toro.
As for the logo art, it’s nothing to write home about, though the sight of the title is enough to shout, “Let’s go, Voltron Force!” While we wait to see if we’ll ever get that live-action Voltron movie Relativity Media promised to distribute, though there hasn’t been any movement on that front since 2011, this is just as good. (If Power Rangers can get a new movie reboot, why can’t Voltron? But that’s a conversation for another time.)
This series is among Netflix’s massive wave of original content pouring on the streaming site throughout this year. Additional seasons of Daredevil, Grace & Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Orange Is the New Black. In addition, Netflix has been building up its kids’ vertical with original content, including the animated series Kong: King of the Apes. They also surprised fans by doing God’s work and including Young Justice Season 2. It’s an exciting year, and Voltron is icing on the already coated cake.