It's clear that Dreamworks' and Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender is going to stick closely to the popular '80s cartoon, but there are a few differences. Fortunately, those differences don't begin with the look of the classic robot, as USA Today has revealed the first image and it looks very similar to what fans are familiar with.
The changes come with Voltron's pilots, five teenaged boys named Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro. The first four take their names from the original American series, but the fifth, Shiro, is based on a character from the Japanese version, who was changed to Sven and then Princess Allura.
Another change will provide backstories for the five pilots in order to explain how they became “the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon.”
The 13-episode Voltron: Legendary Defender hits Netflix later this year.