If this is any surprise, Voltron: Legendary Defender will be returning for a third season! Following the massive critical success of the first two seasons, it would be shocking if the story doesn’t go on.
The Netflix Series is a reboot of the classic American-Japanese animated television series Voltron: Defender of the Universe, which ran for two years from 1984-1985 and is based on Japanese anime Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. Despite it’s short run, Voltron became one of the most iconic characters and has gained quick a sizable following over the years. Since then, companies have attempted to reboot or continue the franchise through short lived series like Voltron: The Third Dimension and Voltron Force, but none of them managed to reached the same level of quality that the initial series deliver, at least till 2016 when Voltron: Legendary Defender came on Netflix.
The news of its renewal came from fans at this year’s New York Toy Fair where a poster was shown revealing that there will be 13 episodes and is expected to drop in September this year! Futhermore, it is also reported that the new season will be preceded by addition content from season two, where Team Voltron took on Emperor Zarkon and the Galra Empire. The supposed content is stated to drop before Easter with more content being released throughout the summer. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have yet to release any more details about this so we will just have to patient.
It has also been disclosed that Netflix has made a 78-episode commitment for the series. That would mean that there will be at least 3 more seasons after the third, and if the series continues to shatter expectations, it is likely that the series will run for a very long time. Regardless, the commitment by Netflix is a huge sign that the streaming titan is very much invested in the Voltron universe. While there aren’t any talks of spin-offs at the moment, I wouldn’t put it past them. There is so much to look forward to with Voltron.
Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge and Hunk returns this September on Netflix!