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.
30 years after it first debuted on American television sets, Voltron is back. The Netflix/DreamWorks reboot of the iconic mech has stirred up all sorts of nostalgia and fond memories for children of the 80s and 90s who spent their Saturday mornings with a bowl of sugary cereal watching Voltron beat up other giant adversaries.