Yay! The defender of the universe is back!
It was revealed in January that Netflix and DreamWorks Animation had partnered up for a new version of the classic series Voltron, which would premiere on the streaming service later this year (2016).
Now, both companies (via Nerdist) have revealed the logo and title for the series which is Voltron: Legendary Defender. See logo below:
Little is known about the plot of the series, including the creative team behind the scenes, but it’s a safe bet that the show will feature robot lions that form together to create the title hero as battles rage on across the cosmos.
The original Voltron series, based on the Japanese anime properties Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV, aired in the United States from 1984 – 1985 and became a pop culture phenomena in its own right.
A TV special, Voltron: Fleet of Doom, was released in 1986 with a computer animated series, Voltron: The Third Dimension, following in 1998.”The Third Dimension” was short-lived, lasting just 26 episodes. Another attempt at rebooting the series came with 2011’s Voltron Force on Nickelodeon, which also lasted just 26 episodes.