Signing a deal with Dreamworks SKG, video-streaming service Netflix is set to air it’s new take on the legendary Voltron cartoon, as well as a series from horror mastermind Guillermo del Toro.
This new deal with Dreamworks is actually an extension of what was already in place between the two companies. Netflix is the “global home” (outside of China) of films and series’ coming out of Dreamworks Animation. And while that means that shows like The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge will continue, it also means that two new shows are on the way as well.
And those programs are no small potatoes. First up is Voltron, which is a re-imagining of the classic 1980’s cartoon series. That show told the tale of a team of pilots who controlled five giant robotic lions that could form into and massive robot Voltron. There’s no detail as of yet on this one, but a new Voltron of any kind is cause to get excited. The cartoon is a cultural phenomenon and has been long dormant (excepting a few false-starts), so it’s about time that it returned in a big way.
There’s even less info on the second show in the works, as it’s an all-new property. Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters will be based in a fantasy world and centers on two friends who make “a startling discovery beneath their hometown”.
In addition, you can also expect to see more new shows hitting exclusively for Netflix that’ll be based on both current and future IP’s from DWA.
“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Series for Netflix. “It’s with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally.”
“This agreement adds to the incredible foundation we’ve built together with Netflix over a number of years across both film and television,” said Ann Daly, President of DreamWorks Animation. “We are proud to work closely with Netflix to continue delivering high-quality programming to audiences around the world.”