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Many moons ago, it was reported that DreamWorks and Netflix locked in a deal that would bring the giant robot, Voltron, to the premium streaming service. Until now, only a few images had been officially released. However, earlier today a sneak peak trailer dropped for the show and now fans can finally see what the new vision of the show will look like. In addition, some folks behind the scene gave fans some insight as to what kind of the direction the show will and will not take.

Without much further ado, here is the sneak peak trailer for Voltron: Legendary Defender –

This looks to be a much better updated adaptation of the 1980’s cartoon when compared to 2011’s Voltron Force which aired on Nicktoons. Voltron Force animation was more rounded and geared more toward kids. Whereas, this new version of Voltron looks edgy and geared towards an older audience.

Speaking of an older audience, it seems that there was an opportunity to go in a much darker direction with the show. According to executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, they considered a version that was “really military and really serious, everything had chainsaws on it and was really bro’d out, and we just didn’t want that.” Luckily that was not the case. Instead, the show looks to be sticking close to it’s roots. Executive producer Lauren Montgomery had this to say about the show, “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge a mounts of nostalgia for (the original) show.”

And just in case you didn’t know what Voltron: Legendary Defender was all about,

“Legendary Defender centers on five Earth teenagers — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — 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.”

Voltron: Legendary Defender is set to debut on Netflix, June 10.

Source: /film

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