'Transformers: War For Cybertron: Kingdom': Release date, spoilers and all about Netflix show
‘Transformers’ is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed animated series in the world. There have been a total of 24 series on the characters until now and all of them have been quite successful in telling a new story about Optimus Prime and the gang. Continuing the trend, Netflix is set to enthrall viewers with another series based on the toyline by Tayaka and Hasbro.
Titled ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom’, the series is about Autobots and Decepticons being confronted by two rival Cybertronian factions from a future that their conflict has inadvertently created. Will Autobots stop the war? The answer to that burning question will be given in the upcoming series.
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The show joins the long list of animated series featuring on the streaming giant. Shows like ‘Record of Ragnarok’, ‘The Way of the Househusband’ and ‘Castlevania’ have been extremely successful in recent years. The makers of ‘Transformers’ will be hoping to get a rousing response from the viewers as well. Let’s take a look at what the animated series will be all about. Here’s everything we know about ‘Transformers: War of Cybertron: Kingdom’.
Release date and how to watch
The upcoming animated series will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, July 29, at 3 am ET. Subscribe to Netflix directly via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant.
“Having crash-landed on Earth, the Autobots and Decepticons are confronted by two rival Cybertronian factions from a future that their conflict has inadvertently created, as the heroes and villains of the classic BEAST WARS: TRANSFORMERS series make their WAR FOR CYBERTRON debut. Now the Autobots must team up with the Maximals to confront the Decepticons, who have joined forces with the Predacons, in the race to find the missing AllSpark. However, the Predacons are in control of the Golden Disk, a mysterious artifact that has a personal connection to Megatron and gives him an untold advantage over his enemy, Optimus Prime. Which faction will triumph in the final battle that will decide the fate of Cybertron’s future?”
All the original cast members from the first part are returning. Jason Marnocha will be back as Megatron while Jake Foushee will be returning as Optimus Prime. Marnocha has been a voice actor since 1996 and has lent his voice to many iconic characters. In 2004, he voiced Prince Renthal in the popular game ‘World of Warcraft’. Meanwhile, in 2013, he would go on to voice characters like Harvey Dent and Joker in the animated TV miniseries ‘Batman: Abyss’. He has been voicing Megatron since 2016 and this will be the fourth time that he is associated with the ‘Transformers’ franchise.
On the other hand, Foushee is relatively new to voice acting. He started voice acting in 2015 with the series ‘Sander Shorts’. Since 2019, he has been voicing Optimus Prime. He has been a part of ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots Army’, ‘Transformers: Cyberverse’ and ‘Transformers: Battlegrounds’.
Other actors to lend their voices are Frank Todaro (Starscream), Bill Rogers (Wheeljack), Linsay Rousseau (Elita – 1), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Kaiser Johnson (Ironhide) and Georgia Reed (Chromia).
The previous episodes in the trilogy have been directed by the likes of Takashi Kamei, Kazuma Shimizu and Koji. FJ DeSanto has penned the story. DeSanto, Ted Biaselli, Joerg Bachmaier, Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Kohei Obara Shuzo John Shiota are the executive producers on the show while Gary King, George Krstic and Vincent Talenti serve as co-executive producers.
You can watch the trailer here.
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