If you’ve been missing your animated “Transformers” fix then Netflix has you covered as they’re bringing us ‘Transformers: War For Cybertron.’ The streaming giant has partnered with Rooster Teeth and Polygon Pictures in a new story that “raises the stakes of the Autobot and Decepticon war.” The series, which is slated to be released in 2020, will have “a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before.”
The team behind the new show are intimately involved in the franchise and include FJ DeSanto (‘Transformers: Titans Return’,’Transformers: Power of the Primes’) as showrunner with the writing team of George Krstic (‘Megas XLR’), Gavin Hignight (‘Transformers: Cyberverse’), and Brandon Easton (‘Agent Carter’,’Transformers: Rescue Bots’.)
The Director of Anime for Netflix John Derderian stated:
“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time. The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon, and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”
Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise Tom Warner weighed in on ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ as well:
“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix. Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”
While I’m not sure an anime version of the Transformers is what I’m in the mood for, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t planning on checking this out even with how few details we already have.
Are you planning to watch ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ when it debuts on Netflix in 2020? What do you hope we’ll see in this new series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!