Netflix is getting set to explore the origins of the battle between Autobots and Decepticons. The streamer is teaming with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth on War for Cybertron, an original animated series from the Transformers universe that will premiere worldwide next year.
Produced by Rooster Teeth with Polygon Pictures serving as the animation studio, the series “will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix.
Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto — who has worked on the franchise’s animated web series Titans Return and Power of the Primes — will be the showrunner on War for Cybertron, which promises a new animation look and style. Contributing writers include George Krstic, Gavin Hignight and Brandon Easton; the latter two also have worked on animated series in the Transformers universe.
“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 Tom Warner, SVP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytellingm and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe”
The fact that the show runner as well as one of the being the head writer of Combiner Wars kills any interest for me. Hopefully they will manage to improve, but to be honest I don't think they could do any worse than what they have already done.
Good bye dancing Jazz. May you continue to dance for ever some where else.
· Jake Foushee as Optimus Prime · Jason Marnocha as Megatron · Linsay Rousseau as Elita-1 · Joe Zieja as Bumblebee · Frank Todaro as Starscream · Rafael Goldstein as Ratchet · Keith Silverstein as Jetfire · Todd Haberkorn as Shockwave, Red Alert · Edward Bosco as Ultra Magnus, Soundwave · Bill Rogers as Wheeljack · Sophia Isabella as Arcee · Brook Chalmers as Impactor · Shawn Hawkins as Mirage · Kaiser Johnson as Ironhide · Miles Luna as Teletraan I, Cliffjumper · Mark Whitten as Sideswipe, Skywarp
Only actor I recognise in the cast list is Miles Luna. He's a writer at Rooster Teeth and also a VA for them (I know him from him being Jaune Arc in RWBY, and having a supporting role in Gen-Lock). Can't say I know anyone else in the cast, but I'm not really au fait with the current crop of US voice actors.)