Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One have announced a new Transformers animated series.
Described as an action-comedy series, the new animated series will follow a new species of Transformers that must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The 26-episode animated series will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. before rolling out internationally.
Nickelodeon Animation President Ramsey Naito said (via Deadline):
“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.
The creative team at Nick, overseen by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, can’t wait to get started on building this new world.”
The new Transformers animated series is executive produced by Ant Ward (Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers Rescue Bots), as well as developed and co-executive produced by Dale Malinowski (Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series is developed for television by Spinelli and Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt, Senior Director, Current Series and Development, Animation. Production will be overseen for Nickelodeon by Conrad Montgomery, Vice President, Current Series, Animation and for eOne by Mikiel Houser, Director of TV Development.
The most recent Transformers animated series is Transformers Rescue Bots Academy, which is more geared towards children and still ongoing, and Transformers Robots In Disguise, which ran from 2015 to 2017.