In 2019, Hasbro's production studio, Allspark and Netflix announced a new animated series titled the War for Cybertron Trilogy The series was produced by Rooster Teeth, alongside Allspark Animation and Polygon Pictures. F. J. DeSanto would return as showrunner while George Krstic, Gavin Hignight and Brandon M. Easton joined as writers. The first season was originally set to be released in June 2020, but was rescheduled to July 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second season was released on December 30, 2020. The third and final season was released on July 29, 2021.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season, Siege, has an approval rating of 95% based on reviews from 20 critics. The site's consensus is: \"Visually stunning, surprisingly deep, and still a lot of fun, War for Cybertron: Siege breathes new life into the Transformers franchise.\" The second season, Earthrise, has an approval rating of 86% based on reviews from 7 critics. The third season, Kingdom, has an approval rating of 90% based on reviews from 10 critics. The site's consensus is: \"Transporting the Autobots into a strange new world, Kingdom brings the War for Cybertron to a satisfying close with great morphing action and a delightful nod to the Beast Wars.\"
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (also known as War for Cybertron) is an animated series produced by Hasbro and Rooster Teeth based on the War for Cybertron Trilogy toyline, with animation by Polygon Pictures and voice production by Horseless Cowboy. F.J. DeSanto acts as the series showrunner, a role he previously, partially held for the Prime Wars Trilogy web series, with George Krstic, Gavin Hignight, Brandon M. Easton, Tim Sheridan, and Mae Catt as writers. The show also sees Jake Foushee, Jason Marnocha, and Frank Todaro reprising their respective roles as Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream, as well as previous Transformers alumni Keith Silverstein and Jessica DiGiovanni returning for voicework. Three seasons aired on Netflix, one for each of the franchise's three toylines; the first season was released on July 30, 2020, the second season on December 30, 2020, and the third on July 29, 2021.
I recently revisited this series straight through from beginning to end and was surprised how much better it was when viewed that way. There are little plot and dialogue nuggets from the first season that pay off in the third.
This series shows that you can have a TF show based all around the robots on cybertron without a single human in sight and still have it be utterly boring. What little enjoyment I found with the series was with the Elita-1 arc in the Earthrise portion (essentially the B plot) but Kingdom completely throws that all away. The writing was just abysmal. Even the kid-friendly Cyberverse show is a better TF show than this was.
These toy statements clearly tell us to expect the Autobots to be lost in space as Megatron begins the hunt for Optimus Prime and the Allspark. This hints to this season featuring space battles and chases as the Autobots try to evade the grasp of the Decepticons.
The constant chases and battles are likely for one if not both of the sides to end up on the planet Earth towards the end of the season to fit the subtitle for most of the season but mostly I suspect we should see a space voyage featuring chases and catastrophe.
I expect to see the role of Starscream increase as he has moved into second-in-command for the Decepticons. He constantly planned to overthrow Megatron and will definitely take steps to do so in this next season. I can envision Starscream beginning to plant seeds of doubt as the Autobots likely evade the Decepticons. This should be fun to watch as Megatron will have a war on two fronts if this is the case.
After the sluggish season through the Dead Universe, Kingdom definitely had a lot to prove, as it not only had to wrap things up, but it was also dead set on introducing the Maximals and Predacons of Beast Wars into the fold.
Thankfully, Kingdom is probably the best season of the entire franchise, subverting the established expectations longtime fans would have as well as providing great action sequences involving all four factions of Transformers.
The biggest standouts of this season, surprisingly, were none of the core cast of characters. Both Optimuses and Megatrons are relegated to deus ex machina fetch quests, with the true crux of the season being Starscream, Dinobot, and Blackarachnia.
Dinobot manages to relive his glorious sacrifice from season two of the original Beast Wars, while Starscream proves that he is not just a conniving peon and actually cares about Cybertron. Blackarachnia, on the other hand, is the femme fatale that the franchise needed.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is an animated series airing on Netflix and season two is on the way. Transformers is one of the best-known franchises in the world and fans have fallen in love with the series. The first season has only just aired on Netflix and fans are already excited to know more about the release date, cast, trailer and plot for season two.
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Fans have already left positive reviews after the first season, with one saying on Twitter: \"The added depth to these characters will delight any fan of the franchise, as will the harder edge to the world overall. The stakes feel continually high.\" 59ce067264