Five space cadets learn that they have been called to defeat evil by piloting flying mechanical lions that combine to form an awe-inspiring robot.

Netflix Official Description

Season 1 of Voltron: Legendary Defender is the first season of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix's Voltron reboot. All episodes of the season were released on Netflix on June 10, 2016.



Season one was originally released on June 10, 2016 as a Netflix-exclusive series after being announced at Wonder Con 2016.[1][2] It was globally released in Australia, Austria, Benelux Union, Latin America, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.[3][4] The series aired on Netflix Korea on October 10th, 2016.[5]

Digital Download

The season released for digital download along with Season Two beginning August 15, 2017, and included an interview with WEP staff Ted and Bop Koplar, as well as interviews with Legendary Defender cast.[6][7]

The first episode, The Rise of Voltron, was split into three separate episodes for the release:

  • A New Alliance
  • From Days of Long Ago
  • Defenders of the Universe


It is slated to release in DVD format on June 12, 2018 in the same box set as Season Two with no other additional content.[8] The DVD release totals 26 episodes, yet again splitting The Rise of Voltron into three separate episodes.



# Image Title Airdate
1 The Rise of Voltron (Beginning Scene) "The Rise of Voltron" June 10, 2016
Overwhelmed but ready for action, five aspiring space explorers learn they have the power to create Voltron, the most powerful robot in the universe.
2 Some Assembly Required "Some Assembly Required" June 10, 2016
Princess Allura puts the Paladins through training when they start to lose their focus. They'll need to cooperate to learn how to form Voltron.
3 Return of the Gladiator "Return of the Gladiator" June 10, 2016
Shiro must draw on painful memories from his past when a massive evil robot threatens the peace on Arus, forcing the lions into action.
4 The Fall of the Castle of Lions "Fall of the Castle of Lions" June 10, 2016
As one paladin threatens to leave the team, invaders storm the castle and destroy its power crystal in an attempt to steal Voltron.
5 Tears of the Balmera "Tears of the Balmera" June 10, 2016
Hunk and Coran try to retrieve a new crystal from the Balmera while the rest of the team work to prevent Sendak from leaving the castle with Voltron.
6 Taking Flight "Taking Flight" June 10, 2016
On the way to the Balmera, the team stops to help two rebels on the run from the Galra. Lance in trusting, but Hunk is skeptical of their intentions.
7 Return to the Balmera (Beginning Scene) "Return to the Balmera" June 10, 2016
Alura, Coran and the Paladins return to the Balmera to free the natives, but the arrival of a Galra ship could force Voltron into action.
8 Rebirth "Rebirth" June 10, 2016
As the paladins scramble to ward off a Galra monster, Allura hopes that her ancient powers can heal the Balmera and save its people.
9 Crystal Venom "Crystal Venom" June 10, 2016
Allura considers making a heartbreaking sacrifice to save the team while the castle mysteriously turns on them and sends them hurling toward doom.
10 Collection and Extraction "Collection and Extraction" June 10, 2016
The team stops at an isolated and seemingly insignificant Galra space station and discovers how the empire is gathering its energy from the universe.
11 The Black Paladin "The Black Paladin" June 10, 2016
Zarkon lures Voltron into battle on his ship, and when one of the lions is capture the team must get creative to defeat the Galra and return home.


  • Production of season one and Season Two were essentially finished prior to season one airing, so staff consider them as a single giant season split in two.[9]


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