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Voltron: Legendary Defender
Voltron Legendary Defender logo.png

Based on

Beast King GoLion by Toei Animation
Voltron by World Events Productions

Voices of

Josh Keaton
Kimberly Brooks
Steven Yeun
Jeremy Shada
Bex Taylor-Klaus
Tyler Labine
Rhys Darby
Neil Kaplan
Cree Summer
A. J. Locascio

Country of origin

United States
South Korea

Seasons and episodes

8 seasons, 78 episodes

Production companies

DreamWorks Animation Television
World Events Productions

Distributor

Netflix
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

Original network

Netflix

Original release

June 10, 2016 – December 14, 2018


Voltron: Legendary Defender is an animated mecha streaming television series produced by American companies DreamWorks Animation Television and World Events Productions and animated by South Korean studio Mir. It is a reboot of the Voltron franchise and the Japanese anime series Beast King GoLion, and its animation is a mix of anime-influenced traditional animation for characters and background and CGI for Voltron action sequences. Voltron: Legendary Defender is set in a science fiction universe where planetary energy called "quintessence" can be used to power vehicles and magic. The series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to work together to form the giant robot Voltron and use it to defeat the evil Galra Empire.

The first season premiered on Netflix on June 10, 2016, and consisted of 11 episodes. The series had a 76-episode commitment from Netflix. It has been released globally in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Benelux, Latin America, Slovenia, South Africa, Italy and Finland. The second season premiered on Netflix on January 20, 2017, and consisted of 13 episodes. The third season premiered on Netflix on August 4, 2017, and consisted of 7 episodes while the fourth season premiered on October 13, 2017, and consisted of 6 episodes. The fifth season premiered on March 2, 2018, and consists of six episodes. The sixth season premiered on June 15, 2018 and consists of seven episodes. A seventh season premiered on August 10, 2018 and consists of thirteen episodes. The series' success has spawned several comics, action figures, and other toys from Playmates Toys. The eighth and final season premiered on December 14, 2018, and consists of thirteen episodes.

Cast and characters[]

  • Josh Keaton - Lieutenant / Commander Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane
  • Kimberly Brooks - Princess Allura
  • Steven Yeun - Keith
  • Jeremy Shada - Lance
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus - Katie "Pidge Gunderson" Holt
  • Tyler Labine - Hunk
  • Rhys Darby - Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythe
  • Neil Kaplan - Emperor Zarkon
  • Cree Summer - Witch Haggar / Honerva
  • A. J. Locascio - Prince Lotor

International release[]

Country Network(s) Local title
Worldwide Netflix Voltron: Legendary Defender
Asia DreamWorks Channel
Australia ABC Me
Canada Family Chrgd
Israel Arutz HaYeladim
Italy K2
Philippines TV5
United Kingdom
Ireland
Pop, Pop Max
Arab World Jeem TV فولترون - المُدافع الأسطوري
Czech Republic Minimax Voltron: Legendární obránce
Hungary Minimax Voltron: A legendás védelmező
Portugal Biggs Voltron
Romania Minimax Voltron: Apărătorul Legendar
Serbia Minimax Voltron - Legendarni Zaštitnik
Slovenia Minimax Varuh Voltron
Spain Clan Voltron: El defensor legendario
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