After a successful first season in which it consistently ranked as a top-rated network show for kids aged 6-11 (and no doubt the inner child in a lot of us geeks), Hasbro Studios has announced that Transformers: Robots in Disguise will be returning for a second season in the U.S. on Cartoon Network.
“Transformers: Robots in Disguise continues to be a massive hit with kids across the country, launching with an outstanding debut season on Cartoon Network,” said Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. “Season two will bring back Bumblebee and his Autobots team for all new action-packed battles, fun-filled adventures and other humorous new characters with vibrant personalities that made season one a hit with kids. We continue to listen to our viewers’ feedback and are bringing back many fan-favorite characters, as well as some great surprises we know kids of all ages are going to love.”
Continuing to expand the Transformers franchise, Robots in Disguise is set years after the previous Transformers: Prime series, and stars Bumblebee as the new leader of the Autobots after being summoned by Optimus Prime to save the earth from a new faction of escaped Decepticon prisoners.
Season two will see the return of a more confident, battle-tested Bumblebee as the leader of the Autobots, including his teammates Grimlock, Sideswipe, Strongarm, Fixit, Windblade and Drift. Protecting Earth becomes a mighty task as the team prepares to battle against menacing pairs of Cyclone Mini-Cons, who partner with Deployers to unleash the most powerful attacks and wreak even more destruction than ever. Our hero Bumblebee and his team prepare for battle with new power-ups and mini-con allies of their own, as they maintain their mission to protect the planet as robots in disguise. The series will continue to celebrate the continuous underlying themes of teamwork, companionship and the importance of standing up to wrongdoers.
Season two of Transformers: Robots in Disguise will debut in the first quarter of 2016.