Transformers: Earthspark has revealed its voice cast for the all-new animated series coming to Paramount+ from Nickelodeon. During the Nickelodeon panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the series features a new generation of Autobots who are born on Earth and will discover the meaning of family through established characters like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. As always there will be antagonists in the form of the Decepticons and Mandroid, who wants to wipe out all of the Transformers.
As revealed during the panel, the star-studded voice cast includes Alan Tudyk as Optimus Prime, Danny Pudi as Bumblebee, Rory McCann as Megatron, Cissy Jones as Elita-1, and Diedrich Bader as Mandroid. Zeno Robinson, Kathreen Khavari, Jon Jon Briones, Benny Latham, Zion Broadnax, and Sydney Mikayla voice the Malto family as Thrash, Twitch, Alex, Dot, Mo, and Robby, respectively.
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The new series will consist of a first season of 26 episodes and will come to Paramount+ and various international Nickelodeon channels in November. With a new Transformers live-action movie coming next year in the form of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, there is still plenty life in the franchise as it continues to expand the near 40 year old franchise.
Transformers: Rise of The Beasts Will Bring the Live-Action Franchise Back To Cinemas
The Transformers franchise found a new lease of life with Bumblebee in 2018. After the Michael Bay series of movies failed to ever really connect with critics, despite being huge crowd pleasers in theaters, Bumblebee brought some of the best reviews of the entire franchise, and Rise of the Beasts will be looking to continue that success.
Continuing on the timeline of Bumblebee, the movie will advance to the 90s and will try to embody that era in the same way its predecessor embraced the 1980s. Director Steven Caple Jr. has promised a nostalgic trip back in time that he hopes as a fan as well as a filmmaker will please everyone. He previously said:
“I think you’ll feel the sense of a journey and expedition in this film. This go-around that connects all of those to what you’re saying. Terminator 2 is classic. The heaviness of the metal, if you will, all that stuff plays into it. So I think when you’re looking at our film and looking at sort of where we’re taking it, [we] kind of want to bring that classic expedition, that classic journey through New York and where we go from there.
As a fan and watching all the Transformers films, and then stepping into Bumblebee, I love the way he went back into ’87. Again, it adds again to the nostalgia and something that people remember or connect to. So I was curious, when I met Lorenzo [di Bonaventura] and the team, I was like, where are we picking this thing up from? He was like 1994, and I was just like, that’s a great era. You know what I mean? It has a lot of texture. It’s rich, its texture is also vibrant culturally.”