A reimagined Transformers the animated series is coming to Nickelodeon. Nick and Hasbro’s Entertainment One have teamed up to co-produce original animated film Transformers series, based on the iconic global property.
In the action-comedy series, a new breed of Transformers must find their place and purpose among the Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The 26-episode, half-hour series will air exclusively on Nickelodeon in the United States before rolling out internationally.
“As soon as I read the creative concept, which is the basis of family, I knew we absolutely had to tell this story with our good friends at eOne and Hasbro,” said Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation. “The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan favorites for a whole new generation of children and families. Nick’s creative team, overseen by Claudia Spinelli, Vice President of Animation Development, can’t wait to start building this new world. “
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Hasbro launched Transformers in 1984 as a toy line and animated series. Its success led to an animated film in 1986, many future toy lines, and a series of live-action movies. Cartoon Network debuted Transformers: animatedin 2007, an animated series aired for three seasons.
“We are delighted to be working with Nickelodeon to expand the Transformers a lively universe and bringing a whole new story to life more than one can imagine, ”said Olivier Dumont, president of eOne family brands. “This new series is a brand new creative take, one that will thrill longtime fans around the world and soon fans, all introduced to the robots in disguise by an A list creative team led by eOne’s Mikiel Houser.
The series is produced by Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: rescue robots) and 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.