The Transformers franchise has remained popular ever since it became pop culture icons in the 1980s, and although live-action movies took a hiatus before a planned reboot, the animated series has continued to grow. reinforce.
The last series featuring the shapeshifting robots was a big departure for the series, as the Netflix CG anime returns to the first clash between the Autobots and Decepticons on their home planet of Cybertron.
Many fans will be delighted to learn that there are no humans at all in this prequel series, instead focusing on the robots before they’re in disguise – but the same can’t be said for the animals. , as several fan-favorite Beast Wars characters will be joining the fold.
The War for Cybertron series is of course a trilogy – and like the third season of the Kingdom series will be the final installment. As the war for their home planet draws to a close, here’s everything you need to know about Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Kingdom.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom Release Date
Essentially the third season of the show, Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom will be released on Netflix on Thursday 29e July 2021.
The premiere date was announced at the Netflix Geeked Week fan event, with some rather striking posters.
The final installment of the Transformers: War for Cybertron trilogy, KINGDOM, is coming very soon: July 29. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/RSKRWJIy96
– Netflix Geek (@NetflixGeeked) June 10, 2021
That’s almost exactly one year after the War for Cybertron trilogy began with Siege on July 30, 2020, with the second Earthrise installment rolling out five months later on December 30.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom Trailer
The trailer was unveiled a few weeks before the show’s July 2021 release date and features some pretty jaw-dropping animation – as well as Beast Wars Megatron.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom Cast
Controversially, production company Rooster Teeth has chosen not to use many of the franchise’s original voice actors, such as Peter Cullen and his iconic voice Optimus Prime or the burgeoning megatron of Frank Welker.
Instead, many iconic roles went to young voice actors who had lent their voices to the previous Transformers animation, including Jake Foushou who took over the role of Optimus Prime from Transformers: Cyberverse. Foushou’s Optimus Prime impression went viral in 2012 as a teenager, which led to an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres and ultimately the coveted role of Optimus in 2018.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure voice actor Jason Marnocha voices Prime’s deadly nemesis Megatron after previously voicing the Decepticon in Transformers: Combine Wars.
Frank Todora also returns as Decepticon Starscream second in command of Transformers: Combine Wars, while longtime Pokemon actor Bill Rogers lends his voice to Autobot Wheeljack scientist.
Linsay Rousseau (Fallout 76), Joe Zieja (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), and Keith Silverstein (Godzilla: Singular Point) round out the rest of the cast.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: The Story So Far
There have been two installments of the War for Cybertron trilogy so far, each consisting of six half-hour episodes – but there has been a lot of rock-em, sock-em action over the course of those six. hours.
The first season – titled Siege – took place on Cybertron during the notorious Civil War between Autobots and Decepticons, with rulers Optimus Prime and Megatron having vastly different ideas on how to save their home planet and unify their people. In one last desperate move, Megatron plans to use the Allspark to reformat all Autobots into Decepticons – but Optimus will do anything to prevent that from happening, even if it means destroying Cybertron.
Shortly before meeting the rest of the Autobots, Bumblebee discovers an interplanetary travel system called the Space Bridge. Optimus plans to send the Allspark across the space bridge, and despite losing a fight with Megatron at the end of the season, Bumblebee is able to launch the Allspark across the space bridge – onto planet Earth.
The second season – titled Earthrise – sees the Autobots and Decepticons embark on a perilous journey through space in search of the Allspark. The season ends with the Autobots eventually making their way to prehistoric Earth where the object is located – but the war has apparently already started.
The season’s closing shot shows a Velociraptor that appears to have some sort of tech upgrade – clearly setting up Beast Wars. The fan-favorite Beast Wars series saw the Maximals and Predacons – descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons respectively – travel back in time to prehistoric Earth in an effort to change history in their favor.
Beast Warriors originally took place while the classic Transformers slept in their starship, but it looks like Kingdom will be a crossover and will see Optimus and co-interact with their future descendants.
Time travel has already been featured in the series – Megatron was visited by his future himself Galvatron, who implored him to find the gold record, which in case there was any doubt , is a classic artifact from the Beast Wars era.
Kingdom will also likely address the fate of Elita-1 and Jetfire’s rebellion on Cybertron, after the two were apparently engulfed in an explosion.
Expect plenty of time travel, Dinobot action as the War for Cybertron trilogy draws to a close – which, while it follows certain Transformers storylines, won’t end well for Cybertron.
Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom is available to stream on Netflix Thursday the 29the July – check out our guides to the best shows on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix.
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