Netflix’s “Voltron” Series Headed by “Legend of Korra” Alums

Good news for Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender fans!

While those two shows are over, we finally have something to fill the hole they left in our hearts. Two of the creatives that brought those shows to life and gave them their unique art style have teamed up once more as the showrunners of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defenders.


And judging from the recent trailer (at the bottom of this post), if you loved Avatar and Korra‘s art style, then Voltron is going to be a visual treat.


In case you didn’t know this about us here at Threadless, we’re big Voltron fans. So the news that Netflix was releasing a Voltron series was pretty exciting on its own.

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“The Defender” by Joe Conde

But now that Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos – two of the storyboard artists behind Korra and Avatar – are the showrunners of Voltron? It’s going to be everything we loved about the Voltron story combined with the visual style we fell in love with in our favorite element bending Nickelodeon series.

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“From Days Long Ago” by Elizabeth

Avatar and Korra always had a unique style, looking like something between Cowboy Bebop and Western animated superhero cartoons. And the Voltron trailer makes it clear that this art style has been kept in tact for Legendary Defenders – just spiced up with a little more anime influence.


I mean, look at this. They almost look like the space, futuristic versions of  Korra’s Mako and Bolin:


Personally, I’m super stoked that this art style stayed so visually similar to the art style used in Korra and Avatar. Those two shows inspired me to start drawing more, and were my first real, obsessive fandom. So to see the return of the art style that invigorated my art brain is pretty emotional in all the best ways, and I hope it can do the same for budding young artists today.

I mean, how can you not get art-inspired with expression work like this:


You can start bingeing on Voltron June 10th. Until then? Feast your eyes on the trailer many, many times…I know I did.

Are you stoked for the new Voltron show? Let’s geek out about it in the comments!

All images courtesy of Netflix and Dreamworks

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.