Just this past August, we brought you word that Machinima and Hasbro would be teaming up to bring Transformers: Combiner Wars to life in an animated web series. That first arc in the Prime Wars Trilogy nabbed more than 120 million views across the globe and across a variety of platforms, including go90 (United States), SkyQ (U.K.), AMC Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Sohu (China), and YouTube. Following up on that success, Machinima and Hasbro, Inc. announced today that they will join forces once again to develop the Transformers: Titans Return and Transformers: Power of the Primes, the final two installments of the animated Prime Wars trilogy.
The first follow-up, Transformers: Titans Return, will take the action of the series to new heights (emphasis on “heights”) and feature return appearances from many fan-favorite Transformers characters, as well as introduce new Autobots and Decepticons. Set in the period following the excitement of Transformers: Combiner Wars, the depleted forces of Cybertron and a broken Council of Worlds must now face-off against a new threat that is larger than anything that has come before.
“The global fan base has really embraced this vision of the Transformers,” said Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein, “and we are thrilled to be working closely with Hasbro developing the next two installments of the series.”
“Transformers has always been fueled by the brand’s rich, compelling characters and storylines, and Transformers: Combiner Wars tapped into that lore to offer fans a truly unique and new digital-first story for the franchise” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer of Hasbro. “Following the success of the first series, we are excited to announce this continued collaboration with Machinima and believe Transformers fans will be thrilled to see the story continue to unfold.”
Transformers Combiner Wars Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon is returning to oversee the development of the final two installments.
Here’s the synopsis for Transformers: Combiner Wars if you need some catching up:
Taking place 40 years after the Great War on Earth, the first chapter of the Prime Wars Trilogy, Transformers: Combiner Wars digital brings the Transformers storytelling in a new direction as it introduces all-new characters that, combined with characters fans have known for decades, will deliver raging action and signature humor to the legions of fans.