Looks like the Transformers franchise will be getting two new animated series soon. Unlike the most recent animated series though, the two new series look to be aimed at younger audience.
One of the series will be aired on Nickelodeon in partnership with Hasbro‘s Entertainment One productions, a name for this series was not revealed. The series is said to be an original story and will introduce a new species of Transformer:
In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The 26-episode half-hour series will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. before rolling out internationally.
The other series will be streamed on Netflix and involves one of the toylines currently in stores, it will be titled Transformers: Botbots. The toys are meant to be for younger ages and transform into everyday objects:
The streamer will roll out Transformers: BotBots, a 20-episode animated comedy from executive producers and showrunners Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt. Transformers: BotBots follows the mischievous little robots, otherwise known as BotBots based on Hasbro’s popular toy line of the same name.
BotBots disguise themselves as everyday mall objects. By day, these BotBots hide quietly on store shelves but at night, they jump into adventure until a group of BotBots called ‘The Lost Bots’ run into the mall security guard and put all the bots in danger.
Also from Hasbro and Netflix (and aimed at Comicspit ace reporter Zechs) will be some new My Little Pony fare. We already mentioned the movie that is upcoming, but there will also be a series spinning out of that movie titled My Little Pony G5 Series:
Netflix has also reigned in My Little Pony G5 Series and film. My Little Pony G5 Series follows the events of the streamer’s My Little Pony CGI film. The feature, which will stream later this fall, follows the Sunny Starscout. The feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony seeks to united the divided world of Equestria after it loses its magic. She teams with a lost Unicorn named Izzy to take on the daunting mission, proving that even little ponies can make a big difference.
My Little Pony G5 Series will center on Sunny Starscout, her friends and their adventures.
Entertainment Tonight has the first image from the Netflix My Little Pony movie, the first My Little Pony film to be in CGI:
The Netflix My Little Pony film is expected to stream in the Fall.