The series, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, will launch in 2020 with a new animation style.
“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,” John Derderian, director of anime for Netflix, says in a press release. “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.”
Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) will produce the Netflix original stories, while Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) will serve as the animation studio. Showrunner FJ DeSanto returns to the franchise following his work on Transformers: Titans Return and Transformers: Power of the Primes to dive into the new world of Cybertron.
“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix,” Tom Warner, senior vice president for the Transformers franchise for Hasbro, says in a statement. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling, and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe.”