Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Austin-based production company Rooster Teeth to bring Transformers: War For Cybertron to the streaming service in 2020. The series will come with a new animation look and style that presents the shape-shifting robots as you’ve never seen them before.
“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.“
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Rooster Teeth (gen:LOCK) will produce the project, while Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: Resistance) will be providing the animation. Long-time Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) will serve as showrunner. The upcoming series has already tapped several contributing writers, including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).
The Transformers have seen quite the resurgence since their first live-action movie back in 2007. There’s the stand-alone series Transformers: Cyberverse, which currently airs on the Cartoon Network, the upcoming Prime Wars trilogy, featuring Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman, and the most recent big-screen adventure, Bumblebee, seems to have endeared audiences with its re-approach to the franchise.