Everything We Know About the New Netflix Voltron Series

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are Reviving an 80s Classic Anime Series

Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Voltron: Defender of the Universe Comic Book Cover. Dynamite Entertainment

The popular global streaming service, Netflix, has just announced a brand new animated series based on the 80s hit cartoon series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Here’s everything we know so far.

Will the Netflix Voltron Series be a Continuation of the 80s Cartoon?

In the official announcement from Netflix in January 2016, the new Voltron series was described as being a “reimagining of Voltron” which suggests that it will not be a continuation but rather a reboot for modern audiences.

As with most reboots, the new Netflix Voltron series will likely retell the origin story of the Voltron Force, and the legendary warrior Voltron, and shouldn’t require any previous knowledge of either the original 80s series or any of its sequels and spin-offs.

Will the New Voltron Series be CGI or Traditional 2D Animation?

While it has not yet been announced one way or the other, the fact that DreamWorks Animation, a studio with a strong history of creating CGI (computer generated) movies and series, is behind the new Netflix Voltron series makes it extremely likely that it will also be CGI. It could be 2D-animated however as recent Netflix/DreamWorks series such as Dawn of the Croods have been produced in this style.

When will the Voltron Netflix Series Premiere?

No specific launch date for the new Voltron Netflix series has been announced yet however it has been confirmed to premiere sometime in 2016.

Where will the New Voltron Series be Available?

Due to Netflix producing the series, it is extremely likely that Voltron will be available in all regions where Netflix has a presence (almost every country except mainland China) and will see a simultaneous launch around the world in much the same way other Netflix-exclusive series are released.

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