Deadline has recently reported that a new animated series based on the Transformers Botbots and My Little Pony brands are being developed for Netflix. For those who are not aware, the Transformers Botbots are a line of cartoony, super deformed robot characters who transform into mundane items. The line first debuted in 2018 and several products have been released up to today. The My Little Pony brand made its debut in 1981. The latest incarnation, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic launched in 2010 and finished its run in 2019. The series also featured several spinoffs including My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, and the currently running My Little Pony: Pony Life animated series.
The first season of Transformers: Botbots will consist of 20 episodes. Kevin Bruke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt will be working as the executive producers/ showrunners on the project. The series will focus on a group of mischievous robots named the Botbots. One day a mysterious group of Botbots called “The Lost Bots” run into the mall’s security guard, which puts them all in jeopardy.
The second series based on the My Little Pony brand will be marketed as the fifth generation of the brand. The series will continue off from the events of the CG My Little Pony film that is currently being produced, which will release later this Fall. The film will focus on Sunny Starscout who is a “…feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony.” She will journey to unite Equestria after it split due to the lost of magic. Sunny will team up with a Unicorn named Izzy and go a mission “…proving that even little ponies can make a big difference.”
No other details are confirmed about both projects are available at this time, so stay tuned for updates.