Netflix is the gift that keeps on giving. First, it made our lives better by giving us access to an extensive library of movies and television shows. Then, the company started developing its own original programming, many of which have become critically acclaimed and universally renowned. I mean, it’s pretty likely that you’re either in the middle of or still processing from a binge-watching session of ‘Making A Murderer’. And how could you forget the other hits from the popular streaming service like ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Wet Hot America Summer: First Day of Camp’, ‘Daredevil’, and ‘Jessica Jones’? Well, now on top of all that, they’ll be responsible for bringing Voltron back into the mainstream.
According to /Film, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have extended the distribution deal made between the two companies back in 2013 that saw ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’, ‘All Hail King Julien’, and other shows based on the studio’s films, as well as their feature film library, brought exclusively to the platform and available worldwide. Additionally, DreamWorks’ streaming venture will see several new shows debuting on Netflix including a reimagining of the 1980s cartoon ‘Voltron’ and a fantasy series from ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, ‘Hellboy’, and ‘Pacific Rim’ director Guillermo Del Toro.
Thanks to the recent announcement that Michael Bay is directing yet another ‘Transformers’ film, it’s pretty clear that audiences are fairly sick of giant robots based on beloved 80s properties. However, an exception to that rule is definitely ‘Voltron’. Fans were excited to learn that a live-action adaptation of the galactic defender made of robotic lions from Relativity Media has been in the works since 2011. Although, there haven’t been any new developments on that front since the announcement. Luckily, as we wait for that project to finally come to fruition, we can enjoy an all-new ‘Voltron’ cartoon on Netflix and maybe even some new toys if the show gets popular enough.
As for Del Toro’s project, it’ll be called ‘Trollhunters’ and it takes place in “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown”. This definitely sounds more PG than we’re used to seeing from the filmmaker, but it could still be interesting. No further details are available at this time, but we’re likely to hear more soon since both shows are expected to drop at some point in 2016.
What do you think about DreamWorks Animation extending their deal with Netflix? Are you excited about ‘Voltron’ and ‘Trollhunters’ coming to the streaming service soon? Let us know in the comments! But while you think about it, I’ll form the head: