Geekery: ‘The War for Cybertron’ Brings the Epic Battle to Netflix
During the ongoing war on Cybertron forces on both sides search for the Allspark, their force for power. This battle may not be the one they imagined, but it’s worth fighting.
War For Cybertron is an all-new original series and it has a new animation style that presents the Transformers in a very different way. John Derderian, director of anime for Netflix, had this to say about it when it was announced: “in this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time.”
“Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege begins in the final hours of the devastating civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. The war that has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron is at a tipping point. Two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, both want to save their world and unify their people, but only on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron is forced to consider using the Allspark, the source of all life and power on Cybertron, to “reformat” the Autobots, thus “unifying” Cybertron. Outnumbered, outgunned, and under SIEGE, the battle-weary Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterstrikes on a mission that, if everything somehow goes right, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill their planet in order to save it.”
The first part of the trilogy (Siege) includes six episodes that are 22 minutes each. I The voice cast includes Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Todd Haberkorn (Shockwave). The series is produced in a partnership between Hasbro, Netflix, and Rooster Teeth.
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege premieres on Netflix later this year.