Netflix's New Animated Transformers Trailer Showcases A Violent Space War

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy is on the way.

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While the future of the Transformers franchise on the big screen is unclear, the property continues to thrive in other areas. Netflix is set to release a new animated series titled Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy. A trailer for the first part, which is named Siege, has now been released.

The trailer reveals War for Cybertron has a striking visual style, which combines modern CG animation with a more traditional hand-drawn style. The series focuses on the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticon on the Transformers planet of Cybertron, as each searches for the Allspark, the mysterious source of their power. It looks surprisingly dark and intense, and fans who prefer director Michael Bay's style of robot-on-robot violence to the more family-focused comedy of 2018's spin-off hit Bumblebee will want to check it out. Watch the trailer below:

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy does not yet have a release date. And in fact, it's not entirely clear what makes the show a "trilogy," given Entertainment Weekly recently stated that it will consist of "six, 22-minute-long episodes." But if the first trailer is already with us, then more news can be expected soon.

Transformers isn't the only popular '80s toy and TV property to be getting the Netflix animated treatment. A new He-Man show titled Masters of the Universe: Revelations is on the way from director Kevin Smith and has an amazing voicecast that includes Mark Hamill as Skeletor.

For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming shows of 2020.

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