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Tranformers are getting re-animated for a new Netflix origin series

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It looks like Netflix will remain strong as the streaming home of cartooned nostalgia with another revisited animated classic. This time around they will be partnering with Hasbro, Polygon Studios, and Rooster Teeth for War For Cybertron, per a recent press release from Netflix.

“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.”


The series will premiere sometime in 2020 with an animation style that’ll likely modernize the autobots (you know, outside of what the films have already done). Should we go ahead and brace ourselves for the inevitable outcry from Transformers purists? We’ll see.

“Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe,”said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro.

Veteran of the franchise FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) has serve as the showrunner of the series while George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter) have been tapped to write.

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