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New Transformers cartoon series coming!

February 28th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Autobots! Rollout!

Yes, we’re getting a new Transformers ongoing animated series as Nickelodeon has partnered with Hasbro’s Entertainment One banner on an original animated Transformers series.

Nickelodeon has ordered 26 half-hour episodes and it’s descibed – a little alarmingly – as an action-comedy series which “will follow a new species of Transformers who must find their place and purpose among Autobots and Decepticons, as well as the human family that adopts them”.

Nickelodeon Animation president Ramsey Naito said in a statement: “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.”

eOne’s Olivier Dumont added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Nickelodeon to expand the Transformers animated universe and bring an all-new more than meets the eye story to life, This new series is a fresh creative take on the brand, which will excite long-time fans around the world and soon-to-be fans alike.”

Transformers has been through more re-imaginings over the years than most franchises and, brilliant or awful, we know thiswill likely have its audience… we just hope that when Prime, Megatron and the others arrive on Nickelodeon, it will be a journey from Cybertron to Earth that we all want to go on

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….