It’s announced that a Transformers animated series exploring the origins of the Autobots and Decepticons with War For Cybertron will air on Netflix.
Netflix is teaming with Habro and Rooster Teeth for the series that will premiere worldwide next year with the series exploring “the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix.
Details include that 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. Writers include George Krstic, Gavin Hignight and Brandon Easton, with the latter two having 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 storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”
In related news, this weekend’s Toy Fair also saw Hasbro announce a brand new Transformers animated series will be exclusive to China from China Central Television (CCTV) and will feature an exclusive toy line.