All new ‘Transformer’ series announced by Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix has announced a new Transformers series, War For Cybertron, an all-new universe origin story that raises the stakes of the Autobot and Decepticon War. Rooster Teeth will produce the original series for Netflix and Polygon Pictures will serve as the animation studio. Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to Netflix members around the world in an original series to launch in 2020. 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 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 Netflix director of anime John Derderian. “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 Hasbro senior vice-president for the Transformers franchise Tom Warner. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”