The Autobots will keep rolling out as Nickelodeon has ordered a new Transformers animated series that is described as an “action-comedy” centred on a new species of Transformers.
In the new action-comedy Transformers series, “a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them.” The series will consist of 26 half-hour episodes and will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the US. It will be released internationally after its US premiere. Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One will co-produce.
The latest series in the Transformers franchise is developed by Dale Malinowski (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), who will executive produce with Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots).
“As soon as I read the creative concept, which at its core is about family, I knew we absolutely had to tell this story with our good friends at eOne and Hasbro,” said Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation. “The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan-favorites for a whole new generation of kids and families. The creative team at Nick, overseen by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, can’t wait to get started on building this new world.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Nickelodeon to expand the Transformers animated universe and bring an all-new more than meets the eye story to life,” said Olivier Dumont, eOne’s President of Family Brands. “This new series is a fresh creative take on the brand, which will excite longtime fans around the world and soon to be fans alike, all being introduced to the robots in disguise by an A list creative team led by eOne’s Mikiel Houser.”
Transformers first began in 1984 with a popular toyline and animated series. Since then, it has had an animated film based within the original cartoon and multiple comics, cartoons and toylines based around the property as well as six live-action films. Netflix is currently airing a Transformers series of its own, Transformers War for Cybertron, with the third season due for release sometime this year while Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, a cartoon aimed at a younger audience, is currently awaiting its second season.
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