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Rooster Teeth, Polygon Pictures Produce Transformers Animated Series for Netflix

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series based on War For Cybertron toys debuts in 2020

Netflix announced on Friday that it is partnering with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) to produce the War For Cybertron animated series that is slated to debut in 2020. Rooster Teeth is producing the original series based on the Transformers franchise for Netflix, and Polygon Pictures (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) is animating the series.

FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) is the showrunner, and contributing writers will include George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots).

The series will have "a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you've never seen them before." John Derderian, Netflix's director of anime, stated, “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."

Transformers: Cyberverse, the most recent CGI animated series in the franchise, premiered on Cartoon Network in August 2018. Boulder Media Limited, Hasbro Studios, and Allspark Animation are producing the series.

Source: Press release

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