The Hub Network Announces New “Transformers” Series in 2015

[UPDATE: Added image via http://thetransformers.tumblr.com/post/79891475098/the-hub-network-announces-brand-new-transformers]

The Hub Network, home of “Transformers Prime”, is continuing the story of Bumblebee as he grows into a leadership role.  Will Friedle will return as the voice of Bumblebee, and the show will also star Darren Criss, Constance Zimmer and Ted McGinley.  Set to take place years after the end of “Transformers Prime” this unnamed show will air in 2015, and Jeff Kline returns as Executive Producer.

No word on if Peter Cullen and Frank Welker will return as Optimus and Megatron.  Feast your eyes on the new design of Bumblebee, then hit the full press release after the jump.

New Bumblebee, image via http://thetransformers.tumblr.com/
New Bumblebee, image via http://thetransformers.tumblr.com/

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2014

THE HUB NETWORK ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW TRANSFORMERS SERIES IN
PRODUCTION NOW FOR 2015

Will Friedle, Darren Criss and Constance Zimmer to Star in New Animated Series
by Hasbro Studios

LOS ANGELES — The Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network
dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together,
announced today that a new animated series is currently in production for the globally
renowned TRANSFORMERS brand. Set to debut in early 2015, the new action-packed
series is being produced by Hasbro Studios, the production and distribution division of
Hasbro, Inc., and is executive produced by Jeff Kline (“Transformers Prime,” “G.I. Joe
Renegades”).

Taking place years after the battle between Autobots and Decepticons in “Transformers
Prime,” this all new series centers around our hero Bumblebee stepping up to lead a
brand new team of Autobots. The show features an all-star cast with Will Friedle (“Boy
Meets World”) returning as Bumblebee, along with Darren Criss (“Glee”), Constance
Zimmer (“House of Cards”) and Ted McGinley (“Married with Children”). Blending 3D characters with hand-painted environments, the series mixes action-packed adventure
with lots of comedy, making it a rip-roaring experience for kids and families to enjoy
together.

This is a big year as the TRANSFORMERS brand celebrates its 30th
anniversary. The Hub Network will also be celebrating the success of the franchise with special events to be announced later this year.

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used
with permission. © 2014. Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

About the Hub Network
The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications
(NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions
family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that
children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network
features original programming as well as content from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of
entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from
leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated
and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The
network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at
HubNetwork.com. The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10,
2010, and is available in nearly 71 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and
name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
To find the channel in your area, please visit HubNetwork.com and check the channel
locator at the top of the page.

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About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling
for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It
develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands,
including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY
GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on Hub Network, a U.S. television network for
kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also
be seen on networks in more than 180 countries globally. Since its formation in 2009,
the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro’s
brands, including TRANSFORMERS 4 (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and Ouiji
(Universal Pictures). The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that
feature Hasbro’s brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all
of the major digital and social media platforms globally.