Transformers Origin Story, War For Cybertron, Coming To Netflix In 2020
by Gary Catig
Streaming service Netflixhas invested heavily into their original and exclusive programming including their animated series. The entertainment company has partnered with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth to bring War For Cybertron to their subscribers in 2020.
The show is an all new Transformers universe origin story that raises the stakes of the Autobot and Decepticon War. Animation studio Polygon Pictures will create a new look and style that presents the Transformers in a way that’s never been seen before. Franchise veteran, FJ DeSanto will serve as showrunner with contributing writers that include George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).
John Derderian, Director of Anime at Netflix, says:
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. 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.
It should be interesting to dive deeper into the Transformer mythology and focus more on their home planet than here on Earth. I can’t wait until they tease character designs and backgrounds to see the new aesthetic.