Netflix Plans 'Voltron' Reboot, Nabs Guillermo del Toro's 'Trollhunters'

"Voltron" is coming to Netflix. The streaming service is readying a reboot to the 1980s animated adventure series, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe". The project is part of an expanded new, multi-year deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday, January 5.

Under the expanded licensing agreement, Netflix will launch several new properties from the studio, including an animated fantasy series called "Trollhunters" from Guillermo del Toro. Both "Voltron" reboot and "Trollhunters" are set to debut in 2016.

The new deal also covers streaming rights to DWA's feature film library and extends rights for current original series available on Netflix worldwide, such "How to Train Your Dragon" spin-off "Dragons: Race to the Edge".

"DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy," said Cindy Holland, Netflix vp original series, in a statement. "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."

In addition to those two animated series, Netflix has ordered psychological thriller "Gypsy" to series for 2017. The hour-long drama centers on Jean Holloway, "a therapist who develops dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives," according to EW. The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of the new drama series.


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