The trailer for Voltron: Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series, has been released.
Produced by DreamWorks Animation, Legendary Defender is a reboot of the Beast King GoLion series, which was imported to the U.S. from Japan and aired in syndication as Voltron: Defender of the Universe between 1984-1985. The series tells the story of five intrepid kids who pilot robotic lions that when combined form robot defender Voltron.
While we normally reserve judgment of a series until we’ve viewed it, I’m very optimistic at the direction DreamWorks Animation has taken with Legendary Defender. The animation style, character personalities, and voice acting are a nod to the classic ’80s series, updated with what appears to be a more cohesive, faster-paced story. While I’m not sold on King Zarkon’s appearance, I’m open to it considering how much DreamWorks went out of their way to remain faithful to other elements of the story.
Voltron: Legendary Defender debuts on Netflix, in its entirety, on June 10.