Netflix, DreamWorks' Voltron Reimagining Gets 2nd Season in Late 2016
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The staff of Netflix and Dreamworks' Voltron: Legendary Defender animated series reimagining of the 1980s Voltron series confirmed on Thursday that the show will get a second season in late 2016 that will stream exclusively on Netflix. The show's executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, as well as writer Tim Hedrick announced the second season during their panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday.
The show's first season premiered on Netflix on June 10, and features the following voice cast:
- Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) as Keith
- Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Lance
- Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow) as Pidge
- Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Shiro (formerly "Sven")
- Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as Hunk
- Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect) as Princess Allura
- Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) as Coran
- King Zarkon as Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
The character known as Sven in the first Voltron television series was originally named Takashi Shirogane in King of Beasts Golion, the original anime series that was adapted as Voltron.
Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra) animated the first season. Dos Santos, Montgomery, and Hedrick all worked together on Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
The first season's serialized story focuses on five teenagers named Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, and Shiro. The heroes must defend Arus from King Zarkon's evil alien force. Unlike most of the characters from the original series, the main characters have backstories and a purpose for going on the mission.
The series is part of an expansion of DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix's 2013 multi-year deal.