Netflix revealed new details on their upcoming Voltron series at Wondercon, Friday.
The original 1984 series was based on five pilots and their giant lion robots which joined together to form one super robot called Voltron. The new Netflix series will pretty much be the same as the original series, but with more character driven and serialized stories.
“I think the idea is that, when you watch a show like this growing up, you fill in the gaps that aren’t necessarily there,” producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar/Korra) said, adding that Voltron won’t appear in every episode of the first season as the characters will continue to develop and grow.
The cast was also in attendance and included The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun as Keith (via video), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) as Lance; Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow) as Pidge, Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Shiro (formerly known as Sven), Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) as Hunk, Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect) as Princess Allura, and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) as Coran.
Much like the original series, the heroes will be going up against King Zarkon, voiced by Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise).
Fans also got a sneak peek of Voltron assembling itself.
The series debuts June 10.