Netflix is getting into the Transformers business in a big way. The streaming service has revealed a trailer for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege. This is set to be the first installment in a new trilogy series that will follow the robots in disguise as they battle for the fate of Cybertron. Have a look.
As we can see, the anime-style series looks to be action-packed. It also is a far cry from what we’ve seen in the live-action movies. This could very well be what fans of the franchise have been waiting on for some time. The trilogy comes as the result of a partnership between Netflix, Hasbro, Polygon Pictures and Rooster Teeth.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand is a global phenomenon with toys, consumer products, films, television shows, and literature, resonating with millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro. “This brand new Netflix series will add to the incredible slate of TRANSFORMERS offerings with a truly unique story that will delight both existing fans and those being introduced to the wonder of robots in disguise.”
The cast includes Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Linsay Rousseau (Elita-1), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Rafael Goldstein (Ratchet), Keith Silverstein (Jetfire), Todd Haberkorn (Shockwave, Red Alert), Edward Bosco (Ultra Magnus, Soundwave), Bill Rogers (Wheeljack), Sophia Isabella (Arcee), Brook Chalmers (Impactor), Shawn Hawkins (Mirage), Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide), Miles Luna (Teletraan I, Cliffjumper) and Mark Whitten (Sideswipe, Skywarp).
“TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY marks the inaugural production for our Rooster Teeth Studios division and we’re proud to be partnering with and entrusted by Hasbro and Netflix,” said Matt Hullum, Rooster Teeth co-founder and Chief Content Officer. “As fans of these characters, it’s been a joy bringing our storytelling and animation expertise to this project. This teaser trailer is just a taste of what’s to come in this series, and we can’t wait to see what the fans think, especially our Rooster Teeth community!”
Siege will consist of six, 22-minute episodes. That, more or less, if one decides to binge it all in one sitting, will time out like a two-hour movie. F.J. DeSanto (Transformers: Titans Return, Transformers: Power of the Primes) serves as showrunner on the series. George Krstic (Megas XLR), Gavin Hignight (Transformers: Cyberverse) and Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, Transformers: Rescue Bots) are all on board as writers.
Here’s the synopsis for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege.
“In the midst of ongoing war on Cybertron, forces of good and evil clash as they search for the source of their power: the Allspark. This may not be the life they imagined, but it’s a life worth fighting for.”
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege does not yet have a release date.