Back in February, Netflix announced that a third season for the hit animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender had been greenlit. Now, a teaser trailer has surfaced that not only reveals when the show’s third frame will debut on the streaming service, but also the current state of the Voltron Force following the cataclysmic events of the Season Two finale.
Hunk’s mentioning of Voltron being out of commission means team-leader Shiro is likely still separated from the rest of the group (at least for the early stages of the season’s story lines), and the footage also reveals a face that fans of the original Voltron will recognize: Prince Lotor — the son of the Paladins’ previous antagonist, Zarkon, who looks to be taking up his father’s mantle as this season’s main villain in his quest for vengeance.
The show’s third season is expected to consist of 13 episodes, continuing the 78-episode contract that Dreamworks Animation has in place with Netflix. Voltron: Legendary Defender is a production of Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra), and is spearheaded by executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, and head writer Tim Hedrick, who were all heavily involved in the beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Forming on August 4, 2017, Voltron: Legendary Defender stars Tyler Labine as Hunk, Jeremy Shada as Lance, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Pidge, Kimberly Brooks as Allura, Rhys Darby as Coran, Josh Keaton as Shiro, Steven Yeun as Keith and Neil Kaplan as Emperor Zarkon.