Voltron: Legendary Defender will focus on five Earth teenagers, Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge, and Shiro as they become the last line of defense of the galaxy against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon. Some elements present in Beast King GoLion, the series Voltron was adapted from was incorporated in the new series.
Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery served as the series' executive producers and the series is written by Tim Hedrick. All three worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Just like those two shows, Studio Mir animated Legendary Defender.