“Megatron has not been seen nor heard from in sometime, and if his return is imminent, it could be catastrophic,” said Optimus Prime.
The lure of the Transformers saga starts a new chapter as all foes return, legendary heroes rise, and new ones are found in unlikely places. The new CGI animated series Transformers Prime, which currently airs on The Hub television network and is a Hasbro Studios production, deepens the epic mythology of both the Autobots and Decepticons, while starting fresh for a new generation of fans. Arch rivals the AUTOBOTS and the evil Decepticons, lead by Megatron once again face-off in their rivalry for control of Earth in this new show. Celebrate the triumphant return of the Autobots through cutting-edge CGI animation with Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising. Early 2011, loyal Transformers fans, as well as families and kids, were introduced to this visually stunning five-part miniseries on The Hub. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Autobot Ratchet, Bulkhead, and many others are back to “roll out” against Megatron’s latest attempt to conquer Earth. And Megatron proves to be more powerful than ever, having acquired a rare element that allows him mastery over life itself. Optimus Prime and the Autobots may be few against the Decepticon hordes, but they find increased strength through bonds forged with three human teenagers, taking the human drama to levels as yet unseen by the franchise.
On December 6, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc, will release Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising DVD, featuring the entire five action-packed episodes. Delivering a new level of heavy metal action and family entertainment for all ages, this highly collectible DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $14.97.
Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising boasts an all-star voice cast, including Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs, Dwayne Johnson, and other notables. Transformers Prime is produced by Hasbro Studios. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline are executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as writers for the feature films Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.