Super Robot News: First Look: Voltron's New Look In Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender

Posted on 6:11 AM by Robot Pilipinas


USA Today has just released an image of what Voltron will look like in the upcoming Nexflix's Voltron series titled Voltron: Legendary Defender.

The series is produced by Dreamworks animation, adapted from the anime series, Golion; the story will still be focused on five men and the princess of the planet Arus who piloted lions, that forms Voltron and use its signature blazing sword, taking down evil Robeasts that threatens the planet.

Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are at helm in this project where new show will have the classic storytelling with some modern tweaks, and it will be more serialized. “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for (the original) show,” says Montgomery.

Legendary Defender will center on five Earth teenagers — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro (rather Sven in the original series) — who are thrown into the middle of an intergalactic battle and become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon. The main herione, Princess Allura of Arus will still be the same as the original series, but more realistic, “She doesn’t have to be the (greatest) fighter right off the bat. She’s still a princess from a peaceful kingdom. But she’s certainly not fainting at every little thing that overwhelms her.”, adds Montgomery.

While most of the original characters were nondescript space explorers, the main players in the upcoming series series will have backstories, and “a real purpose for being on this mission and getting involved with Voltron in the first place,” says Dos Santos.

Personally, by looking on Voltron's new design, I would prefer the classic one but for me, this meh. But seriously I want to give the new show a chance, and it would probably introduce the series to the new generation of fans.

Netflix will release the first 13 22-minute episodes of the series, which will be aired later this year and there will be a glimpse of  footage that will be shown at WonderCon in Anaheim, California this Friday. To read the entire article, click HERE.

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