Shocked by Prince Lotor coming to their rescue in the fight against the evil witch Haggar, the Paladins struggle with whether or not they can really trust him. Though suspicious, Team Voltron is able to liberate more rebels with the aid of Lotor’s intel. Just as things start to look hopeful, Zarkon strikes, resulting in a shocking chain of events.—Netflix Official Description
Season 5 was globally released on Netflix on March 2, 2018. The season consists of six episodes. The release date for the series was unofficially announced via the Voltron Instagram account. The same images used on Facebook and Twitter did not include the date. The trailer for Season 5 was released on February 14, and the first episode of the series was aired exclusively at Emerald City Comic Con 2018.
As with Seasons 3 and 4, Seasons 5 and 6 were originally intended to be a longer season consisting of eleven episodes. Because Netflix wanted to release Voltron content more often, the season was again split into two.
|1||"The Prisoner"||March 2, 2018|
|After a daring mission at a key Galra outpost, the team considers a risky alliance. One Paladin leads a journey to retrieve an important prisoner.|
|2||"Blood Duel"||March 2, 2018|
|Faced with a painful decision, the Paladins reluctantly come to an agreement with Zarkon. Haggar comes to grips with memories from the past.|
|3||"Postmortem"||March 2, 2018|
|A power struggle erupts within the Galra. As the Paladins argue over their next move, an attack forces them to save themselves and the Olkari.|
|4||"Kral Zera"||March 2, 2018|
|Shiro acts against the wishes of the other Paladins. Powerful Galra from around the empire convene for the Kral Zera ceremony.|
|5||"Bloodlines"||March 2, 2018|
|Keith is sent to find a fellow Blade named Krolia and locate a powerful weapon. Lance, Hunk and Pidge reprogram a robot to have fun.|
|6||"White Lion"||March 2, 2018|
|The team searches for a portal to a mysterious, fabled Altean land called Oriande. Shiro starts to feel like there’s something wrong with him.|
- This season marks the first Legendary Defender event held at Emerald City Comic Con, revealed through cryptic images posted to all Voltron social media accounts. These included an image of rain, coffee, and an emerald. Finally, a video of Josh Keaton confirming the convention appearance was posted and Emerald City Comic Con revealed the event details.
- The poster for Emerald City Comic Con was created by design supervisor Christine Bian, who is native to Seattle.
- The finalized results of the poll for fan opinion on Lotor was that 59% voted for friend, 41% for foe.
- The official press release gave a more detailed and spoiling summary of the season: "Shocked by Prince Lotor coming to their rescue in the fight against the evil witch Haggar, the Paladins struggle with whether or not they can really trust him. Though suspicious, Team Voltron is able to liberate more rebels with the aid of Lotor’s intel. Just as things start to look hopeful, Zarkon strikes, resulting in a shocking chain of events."
- Upon watching all the end credits of White Lion on Netflix, a teaser for Season Six automatically played and confirmed its release date as June 15, 2018, although the video featured no new content.