This year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel for Voltron: Legendary Defender was full of goofs, character discussions, and news about the series’ upcoming seventh season, which will be released on Netflix on Aug. 10. The crew also revealed that the following seasons will return to a 13-episode format and that there are only 26 episodes remaining in the show. Currently, season eight does not have a set release date.
In addition to information released at the panel, DreamWorks also released a trailer for the new season:
The end of season six of Voltron: Legendary Defender seemed to shift gears a bit, bringing resolution to an arc that had been building since season three. The new season will focus on the Defenders’ return to Earth in search of blueprints to rebuild the Castle of Lions, which was destroyed in the sixth season. In addition, the season seven will shed light on the backstories of several characters, which, as fans noted at the panel, will include either flashbacks or an entire episode devoted to a time before the Kerberos mission, the event that marked the beginning of Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Despite the fact that Voltron is moving into endgame, the new season will bring plenty of exciting content that will answer long standing fan questions including — minor spoiler! — LGBTQ representation in the series and the nature of some of the characters’ relationships.
The first six seasons of Voltron: Legendary Defender are currently available to stream on Netflix. All 13 episodes of season seven will be available on Aug. 10.