'Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege' Preview: A world torn apart by war with losers on both sides
This serves as an origin story for both the Autobots and Decepticons but it does so by starting with an end
'Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy' is the latest transmedia franchise launched by Hasbro that is set in the world of our favorite robots in disguise. 'Siege', the first chapter of the franchise's Netflix series of the same name, serves as an origin story for both the Autobots and Decepticons but it does so by starting with an end.
When 'Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege' opens up, we are faced with a world that's been ravaged by war. Despite the superior numbers and weapons of the Decepticons, Optimus Prime (Jake Foushee) and his ragtag army of Autobots are still holding out. In the process, Cybertron has been irrevocably damaged and the mechanical planet is fast approaching a crisis. If the war continues, life on the planet would become impossible and neither side can win but at the same time, neither Optimus nor Megatron (Jason Marnocha) is ready to accept a truce on any terms but their own.
It's a pretty dystopian origin but finding hope in the most hopeless of places is what the Autobots do best. So we're sure they'll find some way to fight back but the synopsis for the series teases that they may not have much time to make their move.
Here's the official synopsis for 'Siege' from Netflix: "It is 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."
'Siege' is a six-episode series that features all-new designs for our favorite heroes and villains, with some inspiration from the fan-favorite 'Generation 1' designs. And in case you thought this was just the video game turned into a show, there's no actual connection between the series and the 'War for Cybertron' game.
'Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege' will land on Netflix on July 30.