Per The Hollywood Reporter, the digital studio and former Youtube start-up company Rooster Teeth (RWBY) will be producing, alongside Polygon Pictures (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Star Wars Resistance) serving as the animation studio, an animated Transformers series for Netflix that will tell the story of the War for Cybertron.
It will tell an origin story set in Transformers universe, featuring a new animation style unseen in previous Transformers animated series, as the director of anime for Netflix, John Derderian, describes: “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.”
Senior VP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro, Tom Warner, also commented on the series, stating: “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.” Franchise veteran FJ DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) will serve as showrunner, alongside contributing writers Brandon Easton, George Krstic, and Gavin Hignight.
War for Cybertron is just the latest entry into what is becoming an expansive animation library at Netflix, as the company recently signed Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch to a rich deal while continuing to acquire shows aimed at both kids and adults as they continue to develop their very own in-house animation studio.