Shifting roles within the team cause internal challenges as the Paladins continue to fight the Galra, who are undergoing major changes of their own.

—Netflix [1]

Season Three is the third season of Voltron: Legendary Defender and contains 7 episodes total.[2] The season's corresponding Comic is Volume 3. It does not have a released soundtrack.



Season three was slated to air September 2017, but was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 to officially air August 4, 2017.[3][4] It was teased previously at WonderCon 2017 with an exclusive trailer; the WonderCon panel also featured a clip of Lotor with the cow bought in the episode Space Mall edited over his face for April Fool's to conceal his appearance.[5] The first episode. "Changing of the Guard", premiered ahead of schedule exclusively to attendees of the Voltron panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.[6]

Originally produced as a longer season containing Season Four, the episodes were split into two seasons on the request of Netflix in order to release Voltron content more often.[7]




  • The season is the debut of Lotor.
  • The season marks the beginning of the split-season model.[7]
  • The season featured two exclusive teaser trailers without official release, one at WonderCon 2017 and one at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
  • The Netflix preview for the season aired prior to the official announcement of the season's air date at San Diego Comic-Con, and also revealed Lotor's face earlier than staff intended. His character design was supposed to be revealed when the panel aired the episode Changing of the Guard.
  • Upon watching all the end credits of The Legend Begins on Netflix, the official trailer for Season Four automatically played and confirmed its release date as October 13, 2017.
  • For the premiere of Season Seven at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, a poster was released depicting the characters of this season and Season Four.[10]