The next generation of Transformers almost here. follows A huge reveal at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the beloved ’80s franchise is set to put a whole new spin on what fans have come to expect from the Autobots, Decepticons and more. We’ve got an exclusive look at the brand new trailer for the animated series Transformers: EarthSpark, which gives us some reveals on what’s to come next for both the story and the Transformers. Check it out below!
While we were briefly introduced to the Earthborn Terrain Transformers, Twitch and Thrash, this trailer gives us a better idea of what we can expect from them. Transformers: EarthSpark. Not only will they be defending the Earth but more importantly they will be living with the Malto family. Led by Bumblebee, it seems that the human characters will also have an important role in the developing personalities of these unique Transformers.
The official press release also describes the two new Autobots as “young heroes with a child’s perspective” who will find a “balance between being a child and saving the world.” There’s something wonderful about seeing Twitch and Thrash bust at home in this trailer, engaging in a pretty standard kid-type fight with each other. It’s a far more down to earth depiction of Transformers (their smaller size helps) which hints that we have a more character centric series to look forward to and the kid angle of these characters will be fully explored.
KID What is it like to be an Autobot? Imagine the Kid Decepticons. The children are pitted against each other by their parents who are involved in an ongoing war. This series has so much depth to explore! Also, if the series is going to have a strong family focus, that means we might hear the actual Transformers being called “family” like some other big franchise that has ridiculous action and fast cars.
The interesting thing is that everyone in the family already knows about Transformers. No “robots in disguise” here, Malto’s dad is not only familiar with Transformers but seems to be a huge fan! Bumblebee doesn’t look happy about this, which is a great set-up for comedy but also works with hero worship. If Transformers are known on Earth, that means they have a reputation. Is it good … or bad? It depends on who it comes up against!
Below is the official synopsis for the new series.
The all-new animated series (26 episodes) introduces a new generation of Transformers robots—the first Transformers robots born on Earth—and the human family that welcomes and cares for them, redefining what it means to be. To be a family.
Transformers: EarthSpark is produced and co-produced by Dale Malinowski (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and executive produced by Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Transformers: EarthSpark Streams exclusively in the United States this November on Paramount+ and select Nickelodeon channels on Paramount+ and internationally.