Transformers: Power of the Primes

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Transformers: Power of the Primes
Transformers Power of the Primes, official poster, Hasbro and Machinima, Feb 2018.jpg
Official teaser poster
Based on Power of the Primes by Hasbro
Developed by F.J. DeSanto
Adam Beechen
Jamie Iracleanos
Written by F.J. DeSanto
Adam Beechen
Jamie Iracleanos
Directed by Yuzo Sato
Voices of
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) Eric S. Calderon
F.J. DeSanto
Production company(s) Machinima, Inc.
Tatsunoko Production
Hasbro Studios
Distributor Machinima, Inc.
Release
Original network go90 (U.S.)
Tumblr (worldwide)
Original release May 1 – July 3, 2018
Chronology
Preceded by Transformers: Titans Return
Related shows Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy

Transformers: Power of the Primes is an Internet-based animated series created by Eric S. Calderon, Adam Beechen and F.J. DeSanto, and produced by Machinima, Inc. and Tatsunoko Production, in partnership with Hasbro Studios. Based on the Power of the Primes brand of the Transformers franchise by Hasbro, it is the third and final installment of the Prime Wars Trilogy, being the direct sequel to Transformers: Combiner Wars and Transformers: Titans Return.

It premiered on May 1, 2018 on go90 for the U.S. audience, and on Tumblr for the international audience.[citation needed] It was also made available on YouTube around July 10th in light of the shut down of go90 on July 31st.

Premise

In the aftermath of the Titans' conflict that concluded with Optimus Prime's death, the rest of the Transformers must stand together in order to stop Megatronus from wiping out their species forever. During their search for the Requiem Blaster, more mysteries about Cybertron’s past will be uncovered, and a new Prime will be chosen.[1]

Cast

Like its predecessors, this series features returning and newer cast members.[2]

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date  Prod.
code 
19 1 "The Swamp" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) TBA
Megatronus hunts for the Requiem Blaster as we learn about its mysterious past. Elsewhere, Megatron and his team are also searching for the weapon, hoping to get to it first, when they encounter Grimlock and his fellow Dinobots.
20 2 "Volcanicus" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) TBA
Megatron awakens miles away to find a mysterious structure. Curious, he makes his way there, leaving his team to fend for themselves. Vulnerable without him, the team is on the brink of defeat at the hands of Volcanicus when another threat arrives hoping to destroy them.
21 3 "Without Warning" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15) TBA
Still without Megatron, the team must now fend off both Volcanicus and Predaking. Meanwhile, Megatronus arrives at the Well of Sparks to forge a new device that will help him accomplish his nefarious plan.
22 4 "Primal" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22) TBA
With our heroes cornered, Predaking demands Victorion hand over the Enigma of Combination while unaware that Megatronus took away the Enigma of Combination. Inside the mysterious dome, Megatron finds the Requiem Blaster, but is confronted by a mysterious figure guarding it.
23 5 "Athenaeum Sanctorum" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29) TBA
Hot on the heels of our heroes, Overlord and Rodimus Cron confront the Dinobots and gain vital information as to the teams whereabouts. Meanwhile, the team learns the tragic fate of one of the Thirteen.
24 6 "Countdown" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05) TBA
Overlord and Rodimus Cron finally confront our heroes, while Optimus Primal makes a tough decision that changes the course of the battle. Alas, having found Megatron, Overlord is determined to get his revenge.
25 7 "Consequences" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12) TBA
Megatron finally figures out Megatronus’ plan, but fears it may be too late to stop him when Megatronus arrives to claim the Requiem Blaster for himself.
26 8 "Collision Course" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos June 19, 2018 (2018-06-19) TBA
With the Requiem Blaster in his possession, Megatronus launches his now completed device, draining the sparks of Transformers everywhere. With their fate at risk, our heroes must fight Megatronus one last time.
27 9 "Megatronus Unleashed" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26) TBA
To save their race, our heroes must destroy Megatronus’ machine, but first they must fend off a possessed Rodimus Cron.
28 10 "Saga's End" Yuzo Sato F.J. DeSanto, Adam Beechen and Jamie Iracleanos July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) TBA
The final battle between Megatronus and the Transformers leads to unforeseen consequences that will have a startling impact on Cybertron and the entire universe.

Production

Development

The series was first announced on November 29, 2016 as the third and final installment of the Prime Wars Trilogy.[3][4] Hasbro announced that it would once again partner with Machinima—after having previously worked with them on the animated web series adaptation of Transformers: Combiner Wars—to produce the adaptations for Transformers: Titans Return and Transformers: Power of the Primes.[5] Eric Calderon, showrunner of Combiner Wars, was confirmed to return for both Titans Return and Power of the Primes.[6]

In January 2017, Hasbro created a poll allowing fans to vote which Transformer will become the next Prime. The vote occurred in two stages. During the first, fans voted for the leaders of three different personality factions; honor, order and chaos. Honor was represented by Arcee, Ultra Magnus and Hound; Order by Megatron, Star Saber and Shockwave and Chaos by Thunderwing, Optimus Primal and an Unknown Evil (Deathsaurus).[7] The winners of the first round were Ultra Magnus, Star Saber and Optimus Primal, advancing into the second round alongside the Unknown Evil as a wildcard.[8] The poll about a month later on February 18 with Optimus Primal being chosen to become the next Prime.[9]

Casting

On January 9, 2018, it was announced the Mark Hamill, who had previously voiced Megatronus in Transformers: Titans Return, would resume his role for Transformers: Power of the Primes. It was also confirmed that Ron Perlman would voice Optimus Primal, after the character was voted by fans to become the next Prime. While Gregg Berger also reprised his role as Grimlock in addition to Volcanicus, the combined robot form of the five Dinobots.[10] Other voice actors include Jaime King, Mikey Way and Samoa Joe.[10] Judd Nelson, Kari Wahlgren and Wil Wheaton also reprised their roles..[11]

References

  1. ^ "First Teaser Poster for Transformers: Power of the Primes". Bleeding Cool. February 17, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mark Hamill And Ron Perlman Join Machinima/Hasbro's Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy". lrmonline.com. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Couch, Aaron (November 29, 2016). "'Transformers' Unveils Endgame in Its 'Prime Wars Trilogy'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Sokol, Tony (November 29, 2016). "Machinima And Hasbro Team to Continue Transformers Animated Web Series". Den of Geek!. Dennis Publishing. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Trumbore, Dave (November 29, 2016). "'Transformers' Animated Web Series 'The Prime Wars Trilogy' to Continue on Machinima". Collider. Complex Media. Archived from the original on November 27, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 29, 2016). "Machinima & Hasbro Reteam To Develop Final Two Transformers Prime War Trilogy Chapters". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Fahey, Mike (January 27, 2017). "Transformers Fans Are Voting For The Next Leader Of Cybertron". Kotaku Australia. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Fahey, Mike (January 27, 2018). "One Of These Four Transformers Will Be The Next Leader Of Cybertron". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Fahey, Mike (February 18, 2017). "The Next Leader Of Cybertron Is A Total Beast". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  10. ^ a b McMillan, Graeme (January 9, 2018). "Mark Hamill, Ron Perlman Join 'Transformers' Animated Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 2, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Weiss, Josh (January 9, 2018). "Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman join voice cast of upcoming Transformers animated miniseries". Syfy. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.

External links

  • Full series on YouTube
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