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Transformers fans will finally get an origin story as Netflix will release an animated series about the franchise in 2020.

Transformers: War for Cybertron will tell the story of how the whole universe began. Netflix, Hasbro and Rooster Teeth are all involved in the project.

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The producers say there will be a new animation look and style. The series will be animated by Japanese studio Polygon Pictures, who worked on the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

“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,” said John Derderian, Netflix’s director of anime, in a statement. “The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”

Also, FJ DeSanto, who wrote and produced a few of the mini-series in the franchise, will be the showrunner. The contributing writers for the series are George Krstic, Gavin Hignight and Brandon Easton.

“We’re thrilled to work with Rooster Teeth’s new premium studio division to bring an all-new Transformers fan-oriented series to Netflix,” said Tom Warner, SVP for the Transformers franchise at Hasbro. “Transformers has a rich history of great storytelling and War for Cybertron is an exciting new chapter in the Transformers Universe ”

There’s no release date yet for the series, just that it will be coming sometime next year.

What do you think of a Transformers origin story as a Netflix series? Are you excited to watch it? Sound off in the comments.

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