It looks like Nickelodeon has teamed up with Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) to produce an all-new original animated Transformers series.
The new series is expected to be a fresh new action-comedy take on the long-running franchise that started out way back in 1984, and it will kick off with 26 half-hour episodes. It will follow a “new species” of Transformers who must find their place and purpose among Autobots and Decepticons, and the human family that adopted them.
Headed up by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series will be executive produced by Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots) and will premiere exclusively in the U.S. first before rolling out internationally.
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. The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan-favorites for a whole new generation of kids and families.Ramsey Naito– Nickelodeon Animation President
While we wait for more details and first looks to follow in the coming months, do check out our latest unboxing of Hasbro’s latest Transformers toys, The Ultimate X-Spanse (X-Men Mash-up), and the 27-inch tall Unicron. And check out 7 pop culture vehicles we want to see (and have seen) as Transformers.
We always welcome fresh takes on our favourite geek franchises, and here’s hoping it turns out well, and not end up heading the direction ThunderCats Roar! took:
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.