Deadline is reporting that Netflix is teaming up with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth to bring an original animated series from the Transformers universe, War for Cybertron, exploring the origins of the battle between Autobots and Decepticons and aiming to have it premiere worldwide in 2020.
Tom Warner, SVP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro, released a statement saying:
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.
John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix, added:
The series will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before.
War for Cybertron is being produced by Rooster Teeth, with Polygon Pictures serving as the animation studio. Transformers veteran FJ DeSanto will serve as showrunner on War for Cybertron, George Krstic, Gavin Hignight and Brandon Easton will also be contributing writers for the animated series.