Bumblebee is in the spotlight in Hasbro's new Transformers: Cyberverse animated series, and we've got your first look!
Cyberverse will star Bumblebee and his best friend Windblade, but the storyline will feature other popular Transformers as well. As you can see in the first image from the show, the art style and overall design is much more of a Generation 1 throwback than its predecessor Robots in Disguise, but this show carries over the Bumblebee focus.
Hasbro revealed the show's official synopsis, which you can find below.
“Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake! Only, he can’t remember what it is? It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. He relives fun moments when he played Cybertronian sports with his friends, and even tragic ones that would change his life. His past will shape him into becoming the hero we know today."
Of course, it wouldn't be a Transformers show without Decepticons, and they will be returning in force for Transformers: Cyberverse.
"As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.”
Bumblebee and Windblade will be the primary Autobots, but you can also see Optimus Prime in the first artwork from the show. It's unclear whether his appearance (and those of other Autobots) will be restricted to just flashbacks, or if they will be joining Bumblebee's journey during the show.
The memory fragments narrative also gives the team a chance to feature classic Transformers stories if they so choose, and the Chapter format could lead the series to feature other eras as well.
Transformers: Cyberverse is being developed by Hasbro and Boulder Media Studios, and will hit television sometime in 2018.
You can find the first image from the show in the gallery.