THE Hasbro and the Netflix, in partnership with Rooster Teeth, released the first teaser trailer for Chapter One of the long-awaited trilogy Transformers: War for Cybertron, which debuts on the streaming service on a date to be announced soon. The series raises the stakes on the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, with Chapter One having six episodes of twenty-two minutes each. The series has been redesigned with a new look and animation style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen. The trilogy Transformers: War for Cybertron delves deeply into events that live at the heart of this legendary Hasbro franchise, highlighting a critical period in the history of Transformers on your home planet, Cybertron.
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Siege begins in the last hours of the devastating civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The war that destroyed the planet Cybertron is at a critical point and the two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, want to save their world and unify their people, but on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron considers using Allspark, the source of all life and power in Cybertron, to “reform” the Autobots and thus “unify” Cybertron. Outnumbered and tired of the battle, the Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterattacks on a mission that, if all goes well, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill your planet to save it.
Rooster Teeth is producing the original series for Netflix and Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) is the animation studio. The series controller is in charge of FJ DeSanto, already a veteran in the universe Transformers, he worked on Transformers: Titans Return and Transformers: Power of the Primes. He serves on the series with several other writers including George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse) and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter and Transformers: Rescue Bots).
“We are excited to be working with Rooster Teeth, Netflix and Hasbro to bring this story to life for fans“, Says Shuzo John Shiota, president and CEO of Polygon Pictures Inc. (PPI). “The Transformers universe has so many rich characters and engaging stories. Having the opportunity to be part of the team bringing these robots in this new trilogy is unbelievable“, Says the executive.
“The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon with toys, consumer products, films, television shows and literature, reaching millions of passionate fans worldwide“, Says Tom Warner, senior vice president of the franchise Transformers from Hasbro. “This new Netflix series will add a truly unique story to the incredible list of derivatives from the Transformers franchise that will delight both existing fans and those being introduced to the wonder of disguised robots.“.
“The trilogy Transformers: War for Cybertron marks the inaugural production of our division Rooster Teeth Studios and we are proud of the partnership and trust of Hasbro and Netflix“, reveals Matt Hullum, co-founder and Director of Content for Rooster Teeth. “As fans of these characters, it was a joy to bring our story and experience in animation to this project. This teaser trailer is just a taste of what’s to come in this series and we can’t wait to see what fans think, especially our Rooster Teeth community!“, Completes the executive.
The cast of dubbing talents in 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 and Red Alert), Edward Bosco (Ultra Magnus and Soundwave), Bill Rogers (Wheeljack), Sophia Isabella (Arcee), Brook Chalmers (Impactor), Shawn Hawkins (Mirage), Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide), Miles Luna (Teletraan I and Cliffjumper) and Mark Whitten (Sideswipe and Skywarp).
More details on chapters two (Earthrtise) and three from Transformers: War for Cybertron will be announced soon.