Originally airing on September 10, 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe was the first Voltron series, heavily edited from the more gruesome Beast King GoLion from Japan. The basic premise — five robots combine into one to fight evil. 30 sum years later, the property is still going strong – even after failed revivals like 1998’s Voltron: The Third Dimension (which most fans despise) and 2011’s Voltron Force (which fans just didn’t watch at all). But Voltron is back in full force, thanks to Dreamworks Animation and Netflix Voltron reboot: Voltron Legendary Defender. The 11 episode rebootening which hit earlier this summer, tells of Voltron second coming – with 5 unlikely Teenagers transported from Earth to become pilots for ancient robotic lions during an intergalactic war.
Legendary Defender sparks the child within all. It does what it was meant to do, bridging the 80’s 90’s till this generation. It also bring’s the giant super robot genre back to a lighter perspective. The Voltron Force is a bright rag tag crew learning to work together as they face dark elements. It’s a rework of the original story and characters but it, well, works! Fans are digging it big time. And right now, the conversation is “where the hell is season 2?”
Dreamworks Animation and Netflix announced at their San Diego Comic-Con panel yesterday that Voltron Legendary Defender has been renewed for a second season. The critically acclaimed animated series will return for a second season in late 2016.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Following the critically-acclaimed first season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery and writerTim Hedrick thrilled fans with confirmation of a second season arriving later this year during their San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday, July 21.
Joined by surprise guest Steven Yeun, who voices Keith the pilot of the red lion, panel attendees were treated to behind-the-scenes stories, the filmmakers’ favorite scenes from season 1 (including that big Pidge reveal), and a sneak peek of what promises to be an epic second season. Picking up in the moments following the season one finale cliffhanger, viewers will follow Team Voltron in the wake of Haggar’s disruption of their wormhole as they are scattered across the universe. Season 2 of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender will premiere exclusively on Netflix in late 2016.
DreamWorks also announced the season 1 soundtrack featuring 11 tracks from series is now available on iTunes.
Executive Produced by Joaquim Dos Santos
Co-Executive Produced by Lauren Montgomery
Written by Tim Hedrick
Cast: Princess Allura – Kimberly Brooks (Ben 10: Omniverse, Justice League: War)
Coran – Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Concords)
Shiro, Black Lion – Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime)
Hunk, Yellow Lion – Tyler Labine (Reaper, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil)
Lance, Blue Lion – Jeremy Shada (Finn in Adventure Time, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
Pidge, Green Lion – Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, Scream: The Series, iZombie)
Keith, Red Lion – Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra)
SEASON 2 OF DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER WILL ARRIVE LATE 2016, ONLY ON NETFLIX!