Press Release: July 31, 2020
Los Angeles, California, July 30, 2020 – The first part of the highly anticipated origin story trilogy, Transformers: War for Cybertron - Siege, premieres today on Netflix, with an impressive roster of voice talent cast and recorded by Horseless Cowboy. The series was created by Netflix and Hasbro and produced by Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) with animation from Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia). The first part of the trilogy: Siege, contains six, 22-minute episodes, which illuminate the events at the origin of the Transformer franchise and bring the series back to its 1980s roots. The series promises a darker tone than previous iterations, plunging the audience into the middle of the civil war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, which led to the destruction of Cybertron. The creative consultancy Horseless Cowboy was brought in to cast and record actors who would both honor the established characters and take the franchise in a new direction.
“We couldn't be prouder of our cast and crew,” said Timothy Cubbison, General Manager of Horseless Cowboy. “We’re excited to see how fans will connect with the grittier versions of such iconic characters. Our fantastic team, led by voice director Philip Bache, was able to work with the actors to create performances that truly capture the darker narrative while staying true to the wonderful history of the franchise.” The cast includes Jake Foushee (Optimus Prime), Jason Marnocha (Megatron), Linsay Rousseau (Elita-1), Joe Zieja (Bumblebee), Frank Todaro (Starscream), Rafael Goldstein (Ratchet) and many more renowned actors. The new ominous animation style blends with the voice performances to enhance the drama of the apocalyptic narrative.
Rooster Teeth and Horseless Cowboy are anticipating a great response from fans for the premiere of the first episode of the Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy. The final two parts of the trilogy will be released on Netflix in the near future.
About Horseless Cowboy
Horseless Cowboy provides the highest quality casting and performance services for video games, virtual reality, television, and movies. Based in Los Angeles, Horseless Cowboy is trusted by hundreds of prestigious game studios, producers, and streaming services like Ubisoft, Netflix, Tangible Play, Remedy Entertainment, EA, and Google to deliver writing, casting, voice-over, and performance capture content. With 15 years of experience producing voice-over for video games, original animation, and dubbing foreign content into English, Horseless Cowboy has overseen the recording of over 1 million lines of dialogue. Visit https://www.horselesscowboy.com and follow @horseless.cowboy on Instagram for more information.
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community-built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.