If you’re the head of a production company who has been tasked to revive a franchise from the 80s of 90s in the hopes of cashing in on millennials’ nostalgia, and you want a template for how to do it right, look to Voltron: Legendary Defender.
It’s been a long seven months since Voltron: Legendary Defender debuted on Netflix. The first season left old school giant mecha fans thrilled by this reboot featuring one of animation’s most famous robots, while also hitting us with a gigantic cliffhanger that any fan can’t wait to see resolved.
I have to admit, I didn’t at all know what to expect when I saw that FOX was doing an animation/live-action mash up. I stumbled on it when I was doing my piece on the new shows in the Fall line-up. I’ve never been a fan of that style, but FOX’s Son of Zorn had a laugh or two that kept me watching until the end of the pilot episode, (it’s only a half hour).