The first part of the highly anticpated animated trilogy, Siege, arrived in August, and now we can confirm that the second chapter, Earthrise, will be coming to Netflix on December 30th, 2020! Here, you’ll be able to find everything you need to know about War for Cybertron: Earthrise, including the plot, cast, what to expect and the official Netflix release date.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a Netflix Original animated series based on the popular Hasbro toy franchise, Transformers, and the toyline War for Cybertron. Production of the series has been handled by the makers of RWBY, Rooster Teeth, and the Japanese animation studio Polygon Pictures.
The series has already been very well received by fans and critics alike, in particular, it has been praised for its fantastic animation, cast, and showcasing darker elements of the Transformers we’ve never seen before.
When will Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise be on Netflix?
Thanks to Netflix officially announcing their line up of Originals to look forward to in December, we finally have confirmation that War for Cybertron: Earthrise will be available to stream on Netflix on Wednesday, 30th December, 2020.
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What can we expect from Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earth Rise?
*potential spoilers for Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earth Rise*
As the title of the next chapter suggests, the Autobots will be leaving Cybertron and exploring the galaxy for the Allspark. Their search will eventually bring them to Earth, and in the process will lead Megatron and the Decepticons to the planet too.
With the Allspark removed from Cybertron, the homeworld of the Transformers is on a countdown to destruction. Without its power, we’ll begin to see its impact on the world, and the Autobots, and Decepticons left behind. It will be a race against time to find the Allspark, and whoever does first will hold the fate of Cybertron in their hands.
In an interview with Hasbro Pulse, executive producer of the series, F.J. Desanto went into great detail as to what to expect from the next chapter of War for Cybertron. Be warned, the interview does reveal some spoilers for the upcoming chapter Earthrise.
How many episodes can we expect for Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earth Rise?
Like the previous chapter Siege, Earth Rise will have a total of six episodes.
Can we expect to see new Transformers in Earth Rise?
As we previously mentioned above, Horseless Cowboy, a creative consultancy, has been working with Rooster Teeth, providing talent, and voice recording services for the trilogy.
It’s unclear if the press release means we’ll be seeing an entirely brand new cast, or they will be providing more talent for any further roles in the upcoming chapters.
The Transformers fan-site has reached out for clarity on the situation.
Regardless of the casting situation, we can definitely expect to see plenty of new and exciting Transformers in Earth Rise.
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