Saturday, February 16, 2019

Weekend Headlines | New Transformers Series Coming

The origin story of Hasbro's Transformers will be told in an all-new animated series debuting on Netflix in 2020. The series is being developed by Rooster Teeth and the animation studio Polygon Pictures, with Transformers: Combiner Wars writer F.J. DeSanto in as showrunner.

"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."

DeSanto will be working with a group of writers to include George Krstic, Gavin Hignight, and Brandon Easton.

"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."