Voltron Season 9: Cancelled or Coming?

Voltron Season 9

The end of a popular TV show can be difficult to accept; however, a surprise renewal of a brand new season may occur by a different distributor. But, contrary to this common trend, there are different opinions and internet rumors. The reality is that Voltron Season 9 will no longer be returning with a ninth season on the Netflix platform. In this article, you will find out why “Voltron: Legendary Defender” won’t stream its 9th season on Netflix. 

“Voltron: Legendary Defender” is a web television series on Netflix Original where some unsuspecting teenagers become part of an intergalactic sprawling war. After getting transported from Earth, they become the pilots of robotic lions in the course of the battle to protect the entire universe from evil. Via the true strength of teamwork, they become able to unite and undergo the formation of the mighty warrior named “Voltron.”. The first season of this series was released on June 10th, 2016. And the 8th, aka final, season came on the 14th of December, 2018. 

The reason why the 9th season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” will not release? 

Between the first season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” and the last season, there were a total of 78 episodes that were released on Netflix. Therefore, the final 13 episodes have concluded the storyline of this popular series. However, Voltron, produced by DreamWorks and inspired by the famous Japanese Mecha franchise, is one of the most successful web television animated series on Netflix. 

Following are the reasons why Netflix is not ready to bring back the 9th season of this animated series: 

  • Netflix has made a huge effort to represent the LGBTQ+ community in its original content, and this approach is also true for its animated content. “Voltron: Legendary Defender” has featured various LGBTQ+ characters throughout the different seasons, such as Curtis, Shiro, and Adam. However, not every viewer was satisfied with how this show represented the LGBTQ+ characters. Most importantly, the way they have portrayed the relationship between Shiro and Adam. 

The viewers not only heavily criticized the relationship between Shiro and Adam, but also further controversy came up when in the series Adam was killed off. Some viewers thought that it was a typical stereotype storyline on Netflix. Ultimately, a gay person like Adam gets buried. The online reaction was very strong, and even the executive producer of this web television series, Joaquim Dos Santos, even apologized for such a presentation to the fans. 

Controversy On Voltron Season 9

Along with the stereotyped portrayal-related controversy, there was another complex review about how the show attempted shoehorning in a wedding scene between Curtis and Shiro. Many viewers accused the show of pulling off a simple publicity stunt by including this approach. Later, both showrunners, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, admitted that the wedding sequence was included as an “olive branch” at the last minute for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Also, the show is radioactive even now for its controversy regarding the portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community. Therefore, if the show returns with a 9th season with the same portrayal of the community, then DreamWorks, South Korean Studio Mir, Events Production, and Netflix would be literally facing a PR disaster. 

Why are various Voltron 9 season fans angry? 

Many fans are dissatisfied with the 8th season of the show because they think that the storyline has been disturbed for quite some time. Also, they feel that there’s a constant lack of emotional flow, character development, and empathy in the story. Many fans also feel that the story began to devolve with its fourth season. However, it picked up slightly in the sixth season. But the 8th season was again a disaster because not a single character had a satisfying ending. 

Voltron Season 9’s release is a rumor 

Various news sites are reporting on the fake release dates of this popular Netflix series. These are 100% rumors, and Voltron season 9 isn’t due to return.


1. Is Voltron really getting season 9? 

When the 4th season of Voltron was released, it also came up that Netflix had committed to releasing 78 episodes of this popular web television series. And, with the 13 episodes in the 8th season, Netflix has fulfilled the quota of 78 episodes. Therefore, it’s unusual that Netflix would release any more episodes of Voltron. 

2. Is there a Voltron movie? 

The news of a Voltron live-action film has been churning in the Hollywood industry for almost a decade. Universal owns the film rights and is currently undergoing some exploratory development. But, there’s no confirmation about whether or not they have finally committed to making this movie. 

3. Will there be a season 9 of Voltron? 

Since the showrunners of “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” Montgomery and Dos Santos have been known to move on to some new projects. Therefore, it’s unlikely that Voltron season 9 will be released any time soon. And, even if it gets released in the future, the creative team would be different. 

4. How many seasons of Voltron are there going to be? 

”Voltron: Legendary Defender” consists of 8 seasons. With 13 episodes in the final season, there are a total of 78 episodes in this series. And Netflix is unlikely to release any more seasons of this web television series at any time soon. 

Posted by Anchal Ahuja

Anchal Ahuja likes to express herself through her write-ups. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but she enjoys doing things differently at The Next Hint Media.

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