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‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Trailer Shows The Sleek Design & Retro Feel of the Reboot Series

The nostalgia era continues unabated.


Voltron” will soon return. Netflix is filling ’80s kids’ nostalgia meters by giving the beloved animated series a new name and a new season with “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” the first season of which premieres next week. Avail yourself of the trailer now.

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Featuring no diegetic sound but a bevy of footage designed to appeal to fans of the original show, the “ROAR” sneak peak ticks off all the familiar boxes: intergalactic combat, lion-shaped mega-robot piloted by five different astronauts, multi-colored lasers. The aesthetic retains the ’80s vibe of the original show while also looking clean and contemporary, presumably to draw in new viewers and fans of the original alike.

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced the project in January. The streaming service’s original programming slate continues to get more expansive, with “BoJack Horseman” and “The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show” being among its other animated fare. All episodes from season one of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” will be available on June 10, one week before the fourth season of “Orange Is the New Black.”

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