Voltron: Legendary Defender - 6 Things You Need To Know About Season 3

An unexpected trailer release has revealed new details and fuelled fan speculation.

Voltron Legendary Defender

In February, Netflix revealed that a third season of its Voltron revival was in the works. Now, a few months later, the first teaser trailer has emerged, shedding some light on what fans can expect heading into the story's next chapter. It's brief, but contains just enough content for viewers to glean a few critical details and make some educated guesses about Team Voltron's next adventure.

The team is coming off a massive victory, but they're still down one member. The Galra Empire is still active, and a new evil shows that the Defenders Of The Universe needed now more than ever. The Voltron Force will have to grow and forge new alliances if they want to surmount this next obstacle. But are they up to the task?

With Shiro missing, the team's most potent weapon - Voltron - is useless. They have no ideas as to his whereabouts, and no one skilled enough to pilot the Black Lion in his stead. There are also dangling plot threads left behind by Seasons 1 and 2 to address. Is Lotor fuelled by the same megalomania as his father? Is Keith ready to assume the role of leader? Will the Blades Of Marmora continue supporting Voltron against the evil Galra? And what about the secondary stories of the less prominent Paladins?

6. It's Coming To Netflix On August 4th

While fans have known about the existence of Season 3 since late February, when they'd be able to watch it was something of a mystery until the unexpected release of the teaser trailer. Early rumors suggested a release date sometime in September 2017, but it turns out we'll be able to stream all thirteen episodes a months sooner.

Netflix released Seasons 1 and 2 on June 10, 2016 and January 20, 2017, respectively. With the Season 3 release date now confirmed as August 4, 2017, fans should consider the delay of seven months between seasons the norm. If the seven month production schedule continues, we may be seeing Season 4 some time in March 2018.

Studio Mir is still at the helm of production, with executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, along with lead writer Tim Hedrick heading the project.

The main voice cast is also returning—Steven Yuen (Keith), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (Allura), and Rhys Darby (Coran).

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