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Netflix Drops VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER Season 4 Trailer

By Blair Marnell

Netflix Drops VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER Season 4 Trailer

Gather the Paladins! Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender is getting a new season next month, as the team adjusts to their new reality. Keith is now in command of Black Lion, but Shiro didn’t pull a Sven. He’s still around on the Castleship, which means there are essentially two leaders calling the shots, and conflict between them is inevitable. However, things are going to be even more complicated for Prince Lotor, because his father, Zarkon, is back! And the battle for control of the Galra Empire is going to be the undercard for control of the universe. 

Earlier today, Netflix dropped the first trailer for the fourth season, which finds the Voltron Coalition expanding its reach and Lotor lashing out at his enemies. 

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos teased a rift between Keith and the rest of the team, while also hinting at the strife between Lotor and Zarkon. “Keith, as we all know, is the most volatile of the characters,” said Dos Santos. “So it stands to reason that he might make some decisions that are a bit more rash than some of the others. We’ll just let that one hang out there.” He added that “along with our hero characters, we’ve also got this entire sort of imperial drama playing out on the other side of things. It is a really unique position to be in. Now, you’ve potentially got a bit of a power struggle that could take place sort of depending on what happens with Zarkon.”

Netflix says that this is season 4, but really, it’s just season 3.5. They split the 13 episode season in two, which wasn't totally cool of them. But it does mean that we’ve received 39 episodes total in less than a year-and-a-half, which is pretty good for an animated series. The show is also burning through story at a pretty intense speed, as the third season finale laid out Zarkon’s full connection to Voltron itself. 

The six episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender season 4 will premiere on Friday, October 13. It’s too soon to say when or if a fifth season will follow, but we wouldn’t bet against it. Hopefully next year, we’ll get two full seasons!

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