Netflix Scores “Voltron,” del Toro’s “Trollhunters”

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are set to extend their distribution deal with the streaming company scoring global rights (excluding China) to several upcoming new DWA shows.

The two centerpieces of the new deal are a new “Voltron” series along with the Guillermo del Toro-created “Trollhunters” series. The latter is set in “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown”

The former is a new take on the classic 1980s cartoon and toy line about the gigantic robot Voltron and the space adventurers who piloted him and defended the earth. Attempts at a live-action Voltron movie have been in the works for some time, but rights issues often prevented that.

No premiere dates for “Voltron” and “Trollhunters” have been revealed.

Source: Variety