In a pair of press releases today, Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that they have teamed up with Nickelodeon and Netflix for two new animated Transformers series.
For Nickelodeon, eOne will produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes). In the action-comedy 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 premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. 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,” said Ramsey Naito, President, 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.”
For Netflix, fans can look forward to Transformers: BotBots, a new 20-episode animated comedy series following the mischievous little Transformers robots, otherwise known as BotBots. The series takes inspiration from Hasbro’s Transformers: BotBots toy line, released in late 2018.
Olivier Dumont, eOne’s President of Family Brands, stated “We are delighted to partner with Netflix to bring an all-new Transformers story to life and explore a whole new universe with BotBots. Transformers storytelling has expanded into so many new avenues and we can’t wait to surprise both existing fans and new fans coming to the franchise for the first time with these fun bots who are definitely more than meets the eye!”