'Voltron' Season 3 Trailer Shows Off Their New Alien Villain

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 7:34PM
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 7:34PM
'Voltron' Season 3 Trailer Shows Off Their New Alien Villain
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The last season of Voltron: Legendary Defender ended on a rather bittersweet note, which is about to be spoiled below if you're not caught up on Netflix's surprisingly charming animated series.

The villainous and very purple Galra Empire is now short one emperor, while Team Voltron is precariously down by one pilot, and the team can't hope to form their giant robot Voltron unless there's a pilot in each of their five robot lions. While Princess Allura and the team decide whether to find a new Paladin or look for their missing friend - Allura implies he's gone for good, but considering he's the hero, that's seriously doubtful - the Galra hordes prop up the indisposed emperor Zarkon's son Lotor into the throne.

And while Prince Lotor may be more handsome than Zarkon, he's certainly not any friendlier. Check out the trailer below:



If you're new to this show, it follows five humans chosen to fight the evil, all-encompassing Galra Empire, using five robot lions that combine into a giant robot named Voltron. It's typical Saturday morning cartoon fare (even if it's just on Netflix, not on Saturday mornings), but it's a clever show despite that and its production values go above and beyond what you might expect. If you were a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra, many of the same directors and artists work on Voltron now, and the shows all share a similar art style and sense of humor.

Going back to the trailer: the idea that Shiro (the Black Lion's pilot) is actually gone for good is a hard sell, since this is far from the first time the show's put the poor guy in mortal danger. But since the team can never seem to hold itself together without him, some drama is likely to come from this storyline until Shiro's return. Keith (voiced by Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead) might take the lead role for now, but he's hardly a strong enough leader to hold down the show by himself.

And while Emperor Zarkon was at least a threatening villain even if he wasn't too original, hopefully this new Prince Lotor and his squad of half-Galran women will bring some much-needed personality to the show's evil empire. 

The new season premieres on Netflix in just a couple days, so you'll have to keep busy with this 360-degree tour of the Blue Lion until then:



Season 3 of Voltron: Legendary Defender comes out August 4, 2017 on Netflix.
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