It has been announced that a second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender will launch later this year on Netflix. Showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery and writer Tim Hedrick made the announcement during the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel (via IGN).
It hasn’t been long since the first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender debuted. The reboot of the classic 1980s animated series dropped worldwide on the popular streaming service with an 11 episode season on June 10. With that in mind, the turnaround for the next season hitting later this year is very quick indeed. Did they produce more episodes but held them back to see how audiences responded to the first season? Or are the animators over at Studio Mir just able to crank out episodes at a moment’s notice? Whatever the reasoning, we’re not complaining.
It has not been directly confirmed that the voice cast from the first season will be reprising their roles, but it is pretty safe to assume that they will be. All 11 episodes of the first season are available to watch right now on Netflix and they star The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun (Keith), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Kimberly Brooks (Princess Allura), Rhys Darby (Coran), Neil Kaplan (King Zarkon) and Cree Summer (Witch Haggar).
Here’s Netflix‘s summary of the first season:
“In an all-new series, five unlikely heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the megapowerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.”
There is no word on when exactly the second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender will launch later this year, but that fact that another season is coming so soon will no doubt delight fans regardless.
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