Activate your interlocks, connect your dyna-thrusters and make sure your mega-thrusters are a go, because a second season of Netflix’s “Voltron: Legendary Defender” has been confirmed.
The news of renewal comes via a tweet from the official Voltron Twitter account. Fellow Twitter users met the announcement with exaggerated celebration and a jubilant round of gifs.
— Voltron (@Voltron) July 21, 2016
“Voltron: Legendary Defender” is the streaming service’s reboot of the original “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” series that aired 72 episodes between 1984 and 1985. It followed a group of five heroes, called Paladins, who each pilot their own lion robot. When linked, they form the eponymous super robot Voltron. Voltron itself is the only known threat to the Galra Empire, a universal scourge that moves from one planet to another, destroying all life before it.
The original “Voltron” series was a collaboration of sorts between American-owned World Event Productions and anime powerhouse Toei Animation. Series creators Peter Keefe and John Teichmann used footage licensed from Toei’s “Beast King GoLion” and “Armored Fleet Dairugger XV” shows.
The duo effectively created a new show by replacing the Japanese dialogue with English-language dubbing and editing various scenes for content. The end result was “Voltron,” which used footage from these shows but bore none of the same story elements.
No word yet from Netflix on when the second season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” will air other than “late 2016,” but we’ll be keeping an eye to Comic-Con International in San Diego for more news.
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