A Transformers Universe series that “raises the stakes of the Autobot and Decepticon war” is heading to Netflix in 2020. The streaming giant announced today that it has partnered with the (also something of a juggernaut) studio Rooster Teeth for War for Cybertron. Polygon Pictures will serve as the animation studio, which will provide “a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you’ve never seen them before.”
Familiar names from the Transformers Universe will helm the project, with FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) serving as showrunner. Contributing writers will include George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots). John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix, said of the project:
“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.”
Tom Warner, Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro added:
“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix. Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”
Though not much else is known about the series yet, we do know that it is set to premiere on Netflix in 2020.