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.

—Official Summary[1]

Voltron: Legendary Defender is a Netflix original web television series produced by DreamWorks Animation and World Events Productions, and animated by Studio Mir with a combination of drawn and CGI animation. It is based on the original American TV show, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, released in 1984, which drew its material from two different Japanese anime: Beast King GoLion, released in 1981, and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, released in 1982.

Previous additions to the Voltron franchise were the Fleet of Doom television special (1986), Voltron: The Third Dimension (1998), Voltron Force (2011), and various comic book appearances.[2]

Legendary Defender is the latest addition to the franchise with a reinvented story that premiered on June 10, 2016, and has since aired four seasons with the fifth airing March 2, 2018.[3] The series has a 78 episode commitment.[4]



  • For a more in-depth list of the episodes, see their respective season pages, or see the respective episode pages for more information on each episode.

The series currently has five confirmed seasons, with four aired.

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
██ 1 11 June 10, 2016
("The Rise of Voltron")
June 10, 2016
("The Black Paladin")
██ 2 13 January, 20, 2017
("Across the Universe")
January, 20, 2017
██ 3 7 August 4, 2017
("Changing of the Guard")
August 4, 2017
("The Legend Begins")
██ 4 6 October 13, 2017
("Code of Honor")
October 13, 2017
("A New Defender")
██ 5 6 March 2, 2018[5]
March 2, 2018


The series has spawned a single soundtrack released for Season One.

Cover Season Tracks Release
OST1 1 11 July 21, 2016


Several collectible books have been published for the series, including chapter books retelling certain episodes, the Voltron: Legendary Defender Comic, which takes place within the storyline of the show, and official guidebooks.


The series has spawned two games: A series of interactive virtual reality episodes released for various virtual reality platforms, and a 2D horizontal shooter on the official Voltron website.

Cover Title Type Release
VoltronVR Voltron VR Chronicles Virtual Reality September 26, 2017
Cover Title Type Release
SMLA Super Mega Lion Attack Horizontal Shooter December 2017

Cast & Crew


  • For a full list of staff, see the articles on IMDB and Wikipedia.






  • Alex Geringas (Opening)
  • Brad Breeck (Score)
  • Brian Parkhurst (Score)

Main Cast

  • For a full list of the cast, see the article on IMDB.

Team Voltron

Galra Empire

  • Acxa: Anika Noni Rose, Erica Luttrell
  • Ezor: Kimiko Glenn
  • Zethrid: Jamie Gray Hyder


  • For a full list of the cast, see the article on IMDB.

Galra Empire

Blade of Marmora



  • Hira: Virginia Madsen
  • Trayling: Dee Bradley Baker
  • Altean Scientist: Dee Bradley Baker
  • Rax: Scott Wolf
  • Shay: Emily Eiden
Other Aliens


  • Work on the series began as early as the year 2014.[7]
  • The series has been dubbed in: English, Filipino, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Dansk, Deutch, Nederlands, Norwegian, French, German, Finnish, and Swedish.[8][9][10]
  • The series aired on Netflix Korea on October 10th, 2016.[10]
  • Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are fans of the original Voltron show and wanted to make the new series similar to how fans nostalgically remember Defender of the Universe, rather than a strictly faithful update or a complete reinvention. Legendary Defender is a means to reel in both a new generation and old fans. To get a more coherent grasp on the older series, staff watched both Defender of the Universe and Beast King GoLion, paying homage and honor to both. They avoided going the darker route of a story, preferring to keep campy humor and fun amongst a serious storyline.[11][12]
  • Dos Santos stated that the biggest influence on him for Legendary Defender are Robotech and Macross, appreciating the dramatic aspects of the show.[ citation needed ]
  • According to Dos Santos, "As far as themes go, the overall theme of teamwork is a huge thing for us to get across. Not just teamwork like, ‘we gotta work together to make this happen’ but really building characters that are complex enough to overcome their own shortcomings, evolve, and become the fully realized heroes we know they can be. Nobody at the beginning or end of the show will be perfect by any means but they will change and rise to the occasion."[11]
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender marks the first series in franchise history where the pilot of the Green Lion is a female character: Pidge, who was male in all the other versions of Voltron. Pidge's gender was on Lauren Montgomery's list of "must-haves", as well as mermaids.[13]

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