Creators of the upcoming DreamWorks Animation’s all-new Netflix Original Series Voltron: Legendary Defender hosted a jam packed panel from WonderCon 2016, including executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), and writer Tim Hedrick (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender). The crew sat alongside newly unveiled cast members to showcase never-before-seen artwork and footage of Voltron: Legendary Defender, which debuts on Netflix June 10th, 2016 with 13 streaming episodes.
Dos Santos shared “As children of the 80’s who grew up with Voltron what was there not to love? You had 5 awesome lions, piloted by 5 awesome heroes who combined to form a giant, sword wielding Titan. It unapologetically married Sci-fi and Fantasy in one incredibly over the top, bombastic package. Fans of the new series [Voltron: Legendary defender] can look for us to keep all those elements but also expect a much more fleshed out universe with a rich backstory and characters who will evolve over the course of the series.”
Also joining the panel were cast members Tyler Labine, Josh Keaton, Jeremy Shada, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Kimberly Brooks, Rhys Darby and a surprise video greeting from Steven Yeun. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek of the epic journey five friends embark upon as they are thrust into a sprawling intergalactic war and only through the power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior Voltron.
From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe comes the Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender. DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).
Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron: Legendary Defender.
The cast of Voltron: Legendary Defender includes: Princess Allura played by Kimberly Brooks (Ben 10: Omniverse, Justice League: War); Coran played by Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Concords); Shiro, Black Lion played by Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime); Hunk, Yellow Lion played by Tyler Labine (Reaper, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil); Lance, Blue Lion played by Jeremy Shada (Finn in Adventure Time, Batman: The Brave and the Bold); Pidge, Green Lion played by Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, Scream: The Series, iZombie); and Keith, Red Lion played by Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra).
Check out preview images from Voltron: Legendary Defender, along with images from the WonderCon 2016 Voltron panel, plus teaser footage from the panel.