The Transformers will return to television in an all new animated series titled Transformers: Robot in Disguise.
Variety reports that Habro’s newest installment of the franchise will debut in spring of 2015 on kids channel The Hub.
Hasbro Studios will produce the series which will feature a star studded vocal cast including Darren Criss (Glee), Ted McGinley (Married with Children), Mitchell Whitfield (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards).
Transformers: Robot in Disguise will introduce a new redesigned Bumblebee as well as a series of new Autobot characters such as Sideswipe (voiced by Criss) and Fixit (voiced by Whitfield), seen above.
The new series will take place years after Transformers Prime, when “Bumblebee is summoned to save Earth from a new faction of Decepticons and assembles a rogue team of young Autobots that includes a rebel bad boy bot, and elite cadet, a bombastic Dinobot and hyperactive Mini-Con to capture their new enemies.”
Hasbro’s plan to bring the Transformers back to the small screen is part of Hasbro’s longtime views of animated series’ ability to maintain and grow fantasies and boost sales/interest in merchandise beyond action figures alone.
Transformers: Robot in Disguise will be executive produced by Jeff Kline, with Adam Beechen and Steven Melching serving as producers.
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