Voltron And Chill: Dreamworks Reveals New ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Series At Netflix
For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Voltron is a giant robot made up of robot lions, probably best known for being compared to the Wu-Tang Clan on their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). But — and this might surprise you — it seems that there was also a television series in the mid-80s, and now, it’s set to be revived by Dreamworks Animation for a thirteen-episode Netflix Original.
The series has been in development for a while and is scheduled for a release later this year, but if you can’t wait, get to Anaheim for WonderCon tomorrow to see some new footage.
The series is co-executive produced by Lauren Montgomery, who previously worked as an artist and supervising producer on Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and directed DC’s animated Wonder Woman film, among other things, and Joaquim Dos Santos, who also worked on Korra, as well as Justice League Unlimited and GI Joe: Resolute. Also, he is apparently known by fans as “Dr. Fight,” thanks to his ability to choreograph fight scenes, which, all things considered, is almost as great a name as “Voltron.”
According to Montgomery, the series will follow pretty closely from its predecessor: “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can,” she told USA Today, “because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for (the original) show.” So while details for the plot remain pretty vague, I think we can probably assume that it’s going to involve a team of giant lion robots protecting the planet Arus from the evil King Zarkon.
No word yet on whether Inspectah Deck will be forming the head, but if you catch the new footage at WonderCon, let us know if he’s in there.