PARAMOUNT+ GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF “TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK”
All-New Episodes to Return on Friday, March 3, Exclusively on Paramount+
Produced by Nickelodeon Animation, the First 10 Episodes of Season One Are Currently Available to Stream Exclusively on Paramount+
Feb. 1, 2023 – Paramount+ today announced the renewal of the original animated series TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK for a second season, which will follow the Malto family and Terrans on even higher stakes adventures packed with humor, heart and family. Beginning Friday, March 3, the next eight episodes of the first season will be available to stream in the U.S. and Canada, with additional international territories to follow. The first 10 episodes of the 26-episode season premiered in November 2022, and are available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea and France.
Released today, the all-new trailer and artwork showcases more Autobots, more Decepticons and more Terrans! In the next eight TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK season one episodes, the Terrans continue to uncover their powers while they learn to protect themselves against G.H.O.S.T. Twitch, Thrash and the rest of the Malto family will continue to learn what it means to be a Transformers robot, what it means to be human and ultimately what it means to be a family. Making their debut in the series are Keith David (“The Princess and the Frog”) as Grimlock, Alfie Alan (“Game of Thrones”) as Tarantulas and Roger Craig Smith (“Regular Show”) as Breakdown.
“The highly anticipated series TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK premiered with a strong launch on Paramount+, ranking as one of the top five most-watched Kids & Family series,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming. “In partnership with Hasbro, eOne and our studio partner Nickelodeon, we’re thrilled to continue telling the story of the Malto family and the new generation of Transformers robots.”
The original animated series will make its weekly debut on Nickelodeon beginning this Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 P.M., ET/PT. In the one-hour premiere, “Secret Legacy,” Robby has trouble adjusting after his family’s big move to the rural town of Witwicky until he and his sister, Mo, discover the first-ever earthborn Transformers. The previously released episodes will continue to debut Fridays on Nickelodeon through March 3.
TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK introduces a new generation of Transformers robots – the first to be born on Earth – and together with the humans who welcome them and care for them, they’ll redefine what it means to be a family.
The dynamic voice cast of TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK includes Sydney Mikayla (“Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”) as Robby Malto, Zion Broadnax (“Day Shift”) as Mo Malto, Benny Benni Latham (“Cornerstones: Founding Voices of the Black Church”) as Dot Malto, Jon Jon Briones (“Ratched”) as Alex Malto, Kathreen Khavari (“Dead End: Paranormal Park”) as Twitch, Zeno Robinson (“Big City Greens”) as Thrash, Danny Pudi (“Community”) as Bumblebee, Alan Tudyk (“Resident Alien”) as Optimus Prime, Rory McCann (“Game of Thrones”) as Megatron, Cissy Jones (“The Owl House”) as Elita-1, Diedrich Bader (“Better Things”) as Mandroid, Cyrus Arnold (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) as Jawbreaker, Z Infante (“Dead End: Paranormal Park”) as Nightshade and Stephanie Lemelin (“Dawn of the Croods”) as Hashtag.
TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK is created and co-executive produced by Dale Malinowski (“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and executive produced by Ant Ward (“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”). The series is developed for television by Claudia Spinelli, senior vice president of Big Kids Animation, Nickelodeon. Production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Mikiel Houser, executive in charge of production, and for eOne by Kari Rosenberg.
The TRANSFORMERS brand is a global powerhouse franchise with millions of fans around the world. Since 1984, the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons has come to life in movies, TV shows, comic books, innovative toys, and digital media, bringing incredible “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” experiences to fans of all ages. The brand’s enduring connection is made possible by its rich storytelling and characters: the heroic Autobots who seek to protect all life, and the evil Decepticons who seek to conquer the universe. The TRANSFORMERS brand is a Hasbro franchise, which includes Hasbro’s new TRANSFORMERS: EARTHSPARK toy line, inspired by the series.
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I WAS KIDDING WHEN I SAID TO COMBINE THEM IN VEHICLE MODE!!!!!!
Well, I guess it's only HALF an upside car on top of Twitch.
It's like one of those awful scout class figures with the half transformations from Cyberverse. But you have to buy two figures to pull it off. At least you can technically ignore it.
While you might be able to deploy Twitch's legs in that garbage combined mode, would you actually want to? The whole "robot mode" will look absolutely awful with the tiny legs and arms and half an upside car sticking out the back of the torso. Even having Twitch's arms out to give the "robot mode" four arms won't make up for it. Maybe deploy Bumblebee's legs as a third set of "arms" lol. Like an Ashura mode or something.
Nevermind that won't work, Twitch's rotors will be in the way. The only way to move them out of the way would be to move them to the front of the "robot mode". Well, it looks dumb already so why not at that point right?
What a shame about this "combined" mode though. With how good the Cyber Combiner 2-packs are, I was expecting these to at least be halfway decent.
So uh...what's those clips on the tops of the vehicles of Warrior Bumblebee and Twitch? They certainly look like they can combine with each other.
I mean, they can combine together with those two packs with the Malto kid drones but these are different molds from those. They should go on the backs of the robot modes but that doesn't lead to anything really. You could combine them in vehicle mode but one would always be upside down. It could work puttin Twitch on top of Bumblebee though but not the other way around.
I take it though that season 2 will have a combining gimmick if these toys are any indication. It just sucks that the first year's warrior class figures won't be able to participate.
Redecoing Cyberverse Hot Rod into Prowl is such an odd choice, especially because there was a Cyberverse Prowl. I see why with the chest deco and slight similarity to the head sculpt. My brain initially says no, but it is kind of an interesting curiosity.
Damn, those look really good.
This is my second attempt at a comment about this. The first draft went on about how there wasn't any forward shoulder movement and how that could've been changed had the base robots had thigh swivels which turned into bicep swivels for robot mode. Think Animated Safeguard made from Jetfire and Jetstorm who totally should've been named Firestorm (but we know they couldn't as G1 Firestorm had her name changed to Novastorm) or at least Stormfire but I digress. It would've made for a roundabout way to have the combined mode arms to move forward and sideways but it worked.
But then I keep looking and spotted a picture with the arms moved forward. It looks as though each half of the pelvis is on its own little swivel. Those allow for the forward movement.
Well played designers, well played. Still it would be nice if they had thigh swivels but it's fine. It's only slightly limiting and these are cheaper figures that needed to have four modes so something had to be cut. And if it had to be anything to get those much better shoulder joints then thigh swivels was a good thing to cut.
I very much look forward to getting these now. And I think that these are the prototypes for the Energon Autobots. A while back in one of the livestreams I remember the Transformers team mention that they are looking into doing Energon/Superlink figures but wanted to keep them as combiners and that, along with people generally not liking that series, was what was holding them up for the most part. With these, it looks like they're putting their research into prototype form and testing the waters for Energon/Superlink toys with these as well as the beautiful Energon Megatron core class figure.
So as long as these are well received, and I don't see why they wouldn't as they do really look good, we might finally get some Energon/Superlink characters after Legacy United.
I didn't love Energon. In fact, I didn't even watch it. I did have the toy though since Toy R Us put them on a two for one clearance. So of course I went in an cleaned them out. I may have grew up with G1 but want all characters to get updated because I just want some cool toys. Combiners are cool toys. So long as they don't suck. Even then, combiners can still suck and be cool toys. There's just something about combiners.
I just wonder if those drone things have alt modes. That one has wings and these two drones really should be swapped with the bigger one going with Bumblebee and the smaller one going with Twitch. But it looks like that can be fixed after the fact. It should also mean that the drones can combine with each other and that Bumblebee and Twitch can combine. I might have to pick up multiple sets as I like those drones and their ability to combine. They'd make for some great troop builders. But that means getting a bunch of Bumblebees and Twitches that I wouldn't want. Well I'd probably keep two of each to combine with themselves but that's it.
Seriously though, bring on the Energon boys. I want a double Jetfire combiner. Or rather a Jetfire and Overcast combiner. And please for the love of Primus make Ironhide not suck again. Or Optimus if they do a version of him in that style again. It could also explain why they haven't done the obvious Tow-Line retool from Earthrise Ironhide yet. Other than the name being used for that shitty RID 2001 Junkion Tow-Line currently. I just got one the other day and I fucking hate it. He is never going on my Junkasaurus. Green asshole looks nothing like the character he's meant to be. The Junkions suck too as they can barely even utilize their own gimmick.
That 1-step Breakdown barely looks any different than Wheeljack.
Let's take the white car with red stripes and redco him into the other white car with red stripes. Who's next from this mold, Drift? You know, the other, other white car with red stripes. What about Jazz? Or maybe Runamuck? Downshift? Clamp Down, Prowl, Red Alert, Tailgate, Quickshadow, Searchlight, Streetwise, Cordon, Getaway, Deadlock, Hans-Cuff, Crasher, Jig Saw and whoever else. Just get all them white cars from the same mold.
Wow... that's some lazy stuff right there. Wheeljack was not a good choice to match Breakdown's look.
Not feeling these straight Cyberverse redecos but I don't think it matters to kids as the ones buying these now probably don't have the older one. Although if they want to make Thunderhowl in some new colors I'll be okay with that. Either mold. Maybe Meteorfire and Wildwheel.
This Nightshade figure only makes me want a new Transmetal 2 Prowl 2 more. I just want all the TM2s to get new toys. Jawbreaker, Scourge, Prowl, Ramulus, Sonar, Spittor, Cybershark, Iguanus, Stinkbomb, Nightglider, Optimus Minor, Scarem and Tigerhawk. We have four/seven options for Megatron depending on how you count them, three/four for Cryotek, one for Blackarachnia, Arcee, Cheetor and Dinobot 2 with Tripredacus Agent most likely being announced soon.
Damn it just hit me that Hasbro said that Antagony is the last Generations Selects this year yet Cryotek has yet to be announced. We're getting both Skyquake and Dreadwing as well as Armada Megatron and Galvatron before Cryotek is announced or even leaked. What the hell? I just keep coming up with more and more figures that can be released in Generations Selects still but the last one was already announced for the year.
Grimlock looks good.
Retool is retool though. Same heels, ankles, fists, forearms, inner leg flaps, hips, thighs, T-Rex neck, the inner shoulder joints and back hinge plate as Cyberverse deluxe Grimlock at the very least.
Guess we know where Shockwave's budget went that he's just a redeco lol.
And female Skywarp?
And Optimus wielding a wrench (that transforms into his battle axe)?
This one is different from the one on Facebook. It's missing Skullcruncher.
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