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Voltron Reboot's First Image and New Details Revealed

Voltron: Legendary Defender is due later in 2016.


More details have emerged about the upcoming animated Netflix show Voltron: Legendary Defender. The reboot of the classic '80s cartoon Voltron was announced earlier this year as part of a deal between the streaming giant and DreamWorks Animation. Now the first image from the show has been revealed, via USA Today:

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The new show will consist of 13 22-minute episodes and will be broadcast later this year. Fans can expect to see the first footage at the Los Angeles WonderCon this weekend.

Legendary Defender will focus on five teenagers who are thrown into the midst of an intergalactic war. Speaking to USA Today, executive producer Lauren Montgomery explained that her team were given complete freedom by DreamWorks to develop the new show. "We're trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can," she said. "Ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for [the original] show."

The original Voltron was a Japanese-American co-production that ran for three seasons between 1984 and 1986. The show was created from two Japanese shows--Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV--with new dialogue and storylines created for the American market. It proved hugely popular, spawning spinoff shows, comic books, and video games.

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