Five space cadets learn that they have been called to defeat evil by piloting flying mechanical lions that combine to form an awe-inspiring robot.

—Netflix [1]

Season One is the first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender and contains 11 episodes total. The first episode, The Rise of Voltron, consists of three parts merged into an hour long premiere. The season's corresponding Comic is Volume 1, which takes place between the episodes Rebirth and Crystal Venom. It is the only season with a released soundtrack.



Season one was originally released on June 10, 2016 as a Netflix-exclusive series after being announced at Wonder Con 2016.[2][3] It was globally released in Australia, Austria, Benelux Union, Latin America, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.[4][1] The series aired on Netflix Korea on October 10th, 2016.[5]

Digital Download

The season released for digital download along with Season Two beginning August 15, 2017, and included an interview with WEP staff Ted and Bop Koplar, as well as interviews with Legendary Defender cast.[6][7]

The first episode, The Rise of Voltron, was split into three separate episodes for the release:

  • A New Alliance
  • From Days of Long Ago
  • Defenders of the Universe


It is slated to release in DVD format on June 12, 2018 in the same box set as Season Two with no other additional content.[8] The DVD release totals 26 episodes, yet again splitting The Rise of Voltron into three separate episodes.




  • Production of season one and Season Two were essentially finished prior to season one airing, so staff consider them as a single giant season split in two.[9]


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