8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ‘VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER’

“Oh, I’d recognise that mullet anywhere!” – Lance (about Keith)

  1. From the start, the creators decided that Shiro would be Japanese. However, they decided that the ethnicities of most of the other characters would be kind of ambiguous. But that kind of got thrown out of the window once the VAs and creators started announcing the ethnicities of the main cast

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    Because, you know, we know that that Hunk’s Samoan, the Holts are Italian, Lance is Cuban and Keith’s mother is Galra while his dad is shown to have a mild mild southern accent 

  2. This is the 8th series that Dreamworks has created exclusively for Netflix

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    How interesting…

  3. During the story-world building stage of production, the idea was tossed around that the aesthetic of the universe would be similar to that of Halo

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    Well that could have turned out quite different…


  4. Jaoquim Dos Santos (one of the head writers of the series) has said that the main theme of the series is teamwork. But this teamwork isn’t the usual approach that creators usually take – as instead, Voltron’s teamwork involves more individual character development in order to allow the characters to reach their full potential and grow together. And this then allows for them to bond more as a team

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    Gotta love some good character development!

  5. All other versions of this show have a male green lion pilot

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    You go Pidge

  6. The creators have said that Lance is the character who they changed the least from the original, while Coran is the character that’s changed the most

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    And that’s because Lance is perfection

  7. Tim Hendrick (the story editor) believes that Shiro is the hardest character to voice from a writing perspective

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    Keith is proud of you Josh Keaton

  8. Both Josh Keaton (Shiro’s VA) and Tyler Labine (Hunk’s VA) auditioned for their respected roles in their normal speaking voice. However, Keaton’s voice apparently sounded too similar to Steven Yuen’s (Keith’s VA) and Keaton was to drop his tone and make his voice sound more authoritative for Shiro. Labine though was asked to add more ‘immaturity’ into his voice. This was because the creators wanted more concern and worry to be implemented into Hunk’s voice and they thought that Labine’s voice sounded too hold for Hunk’s younger age

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    Though hearing Keaton’s and Labine’s normal speaking voices throughout the series would be interesting…

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