Netflix has once again paced up into the anime market with another series Transformers: War for Cybertron. It is a trilogy split into the chapters namely Siege, Earthrise, and an unconfirmed title. The very first chapter is streaming on Netflix. This season has six episodes each with a running time of 22 minutes.
Production and Cast of Transformers: War for Cybertron
The series is based on the popular toy franchise by Hasbro. It has partnered with Rooster Teeth Animation studio and polygon pictures for producing and animation. It is a science-fiction and action series written by F. J. DeSanto, Brandon Easton, and George Krstic
The Cast for Transformers: War For Cybertron
Trilogy: Siege 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).
Release of Transformers: War for Cybertron
After the Prime Wars trilogy in July 2018, Hasbro’s studio announced War for Cybertron in partnership with Netflix, Polygon Pictures, and Rooster Teeth Studios. The showrunner DeSanto was all set to release the first chapter in June 2020 but had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Plot of Transformers: War for Cybertron
The animated series is set in the world of battling Autobots and Decepticons. The Autobots are led by Optimus Prime and Decepticons are led by Megatron. As revealed by the trailer, the two sides have raged a war for the control of Allspark which is the life-giving entity to the transformers. Both Optimus and Megatron want to save their world, unify people, and spread peace but on their terms which has led to this conflict. By the last episode, the Autobots are seen losing their way but they plan on counterstrikes and missions which will set their comeback in the next season.
It is just a taste of what the other two chapters will bring on further. It has opened the gates to the robotic world. It is visually stunning, surprisingly deep, and still a lot of fun as on Rotten Tomatoes.
This series is a blend of storytelling and animation which would be loved by the fans. It has breathed a new life into the Transformers. It has several characters and mind-tangling stories which are now brought up into the robot trilogy. Transformers fans must be thrilled to watch the beginning of this amazing trilogy.
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Siege is now streaming on Netflix.