The upcoming ‘War For Cybertron’ series will tell an origin set in the Transformers universe as Netflix continues to expand its animation roster.
In short, Netflix is going to Cybertron
Netflix has partnered with Hasbro for a new animated Tranformers series, War for Cybertron. The Transformers series will tell an origin story set in the universe of Decepticons and Autobots. The Transformers series will premiere in 2020.
Transformers: War For Cybertron: What is it about?
Roster Teeth will be producing the series, alongside Polygon Pictures serving as the animation studio. The series will feature a brand new animation style that hasn’t been seen previously in any Transformers series.
“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.”
FJ DeSanto will serve as the showrunner of the upcoming Transformers series. The series is being written by Gavin Hignight, Brandon Easton and George Krstic.
“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers series to Netflix,” said Tom Warner, senior vp for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling. And War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers universe.”
Netflix Expanding Its Animation Library
The War for Cybertron is the latest entry in Netflix’s animation library. Netflix is soon coming with its own animation studio and has thereby signed Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch to deal with acquiring shows aiming at both adults and kids.
Netflix has also made a deal with the family of late author Roald Dahl in November. The streaming giant will be producing an “animated series” based on Dahl’s works. Netflix has also acquired cult anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It has also renewed Matt Groening’s Disenchantment for a couple of seasons. David Fincher’s Love, Death and Robots and Tim Miller’s Deadpool are set to premiere in March.