Netflix borrowed a few pages from The Legend of Korra to make Voltron: Legendary Defender an impressive success for the streaming network, and Season 2 looks to be building on that well. There’s new heroes, new villains and new worlds in the first official trailer for Season 2, ahead of a January premiere.

Entertainment Weekly released a full trailer for the animated remake’s second season, which drops in its entirety on Friday, January 20. Along the way, executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery offered some extensive teases, including the Voltron gang’s increased notoriety throughout the universe, which will prove good and bad news in terms of new characters:

MONTGOMERY: We’ve still got our main villain, Zarkon, but he’s always got people helping him that are some of the enemies the team faces. [But] Voltron needs things to fight, too! So there’s always going to be some large monster or large threat that he’s going to have to take on. It’s just a matter of what presents itself to our guys and how they end up taking it down. Surprisingly, it’s not always coming directly from the Galra. Sometimes it’s just a threat to people that need to be helped. [As for allies] it’s a part of the mission that our guys have set out for themselves. They learned from the last fight with Zarkon that they can’t do this thing on their own. Now it’s a matter of ‘Who can help us?’ and ‘How can we ultimately rise up against Zarkon?’

DOS SANTOS: It’s an expansion of the universe, and it’s really where Legendary Defender starts distinguishing itself from some of the previous versions. There’s just more out there. The world just keeps getting bigger.

All episodes available to stream, so reads the official synopsis:

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: Legendary Defender.

And its cast:

  • Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Lance
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus (Scream) as Pidge
  • Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Shiro
  • Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as Hunk
  • Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) as Keith
  • Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect) as Princess Allura
  • Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) as Coran

While we wait for Season 2, stay tuned for more from Voltron: Legendary Defender.



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