Formed by five robotic lions, the mighty warrior known as Voltron returns after 10,000 years to protect the universe from evil. Explore the infinite reaches of space when Voltron: Legendary Defender debuts on Netflix, June 10. Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for this exciting new animated series. We also have new photos from the small screen event of the summer.
From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe comes the Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender! DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).
Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Annie Award-winning director-producer Joaquim Dos Santos began his career as a storyboard artist at Sony animation before moving to Warner Bros. Animation in 2001. While there he sharpened his storyboarding skills on Justice League and Teen Titans before being promoted to director on Justice League: Unlimited. This led to work as a storyboard artist and director on Nickelodeon's popular children's shows Avatar: The Last Airbender followed by a move to supervising director/art director on the Adult Swim series G.I. Joe: Resolute for Hasbro. In 2010 Joaquim returned to Warner Bros where he produced and directed a series of animated shorts based on popular DC comic book characters The Specter, Jonah Hex, Green Arrow and Shazam. Not long after he was once again reunited with his ATLA crew, this time in the role of co-executive producer on the critically acclaimed series The Legend of Korra, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Dos Santos has been fortunate enough to work alongside some of the most well respected creative talents in the industry and his 16 plus years of experience have prepared him for his role as executive producer and showrunner of DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender, which premieres on Netflix in 2016.
Lauren Montgomery is a highly sought-after storyboard artist and director who has worked on a host of popular animated children's shows and films. Getting her start as a storyboard artist on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in 2002, she then took her drawing talents to Cartoon Network shows Ben 10, Justice League; Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, among many other DC Entertainment, Marvel Animation, and Warner Bros. Animation properties. As a director, Montgomery has worked on the CW series Legion of Super Heroes and Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and she directed or co-directed films such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Year One, Superman/Doomsday, and Justice League: Doom. Most recently, Montgomery was a supervising producer on the Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra, which led to her current role as co-executive producer and showrunner of DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender, which premieres on Netflix in 2016.
Tim Hedrick is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer. Over the past decade he has written or produced shows for networks including NBC, CBS, ESPN, HBO, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and MTV. He wrote on Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra and is currently head writer of DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender debuting exclusively on Netflix in 2016. He is an alumnus of the Graduate Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. Take a look at Voltron: Legendary Defender gets ready to take over the summer! Along with the first trailer we have the first photos and two posters.