The first glimpse of Netflix’s highly-anticipated new animated saga, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, has been unleashed! Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to create the all-new original series, launching in 2020, complete with a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before. Check out the trailer below!
Rooster Teeth will produce the original series for Netflix and Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) will serve as the animation studio. Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) will serve as showrunner on the series with several contributing writers, including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).
“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,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “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.”
“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.”
The voicecast for the series includes:
- Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime)
- Jason Marnocha (Megatron)
- Linsay Rousseau (Elita-1)
- Joe Zieja (Bumblebee)
- Frank Todaro (Starscream)
- Rafael Goldstein (Ratchet)
- Keith Silverstein (Jetfire)
- Todd Haberkorn (Shockwave, Red Alert)
- Edward Bosco (Ultra Magnus, Soundwave)
- Bill Rogers (Wheeljack)
- Sophia Isabella (Arcee)
- Brook Chalmers (Impactor)
- Shawn Hawkins (Mirage)
- Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide)
- Miles Luna (Teletraan I, Cliffjumper)
- Mark Whitten (Sideswipe, Skywarp)
Synopsis: It is the final hours of the devastating civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The war that has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron is at a tipping point. Two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, both want to save their world and unify their people, but only on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron is forced to consider using the Allspark, the source of all life and power on Cybertron, to “reformat” the Autobots, thus “unifying” Cybertron. Outnumbered, outgunned, and under SIEGE, the battle-weary Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterstrikes on a mission that, if everything somehow goes right, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill their planet in order to save it.