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An animated "Transformers" series is coming to Netflix.

The streaming service is teaming up with Hasbro and producers Rooster Teeth for "Transformers: War for Cybertron," which will tell the origin story of the Transformers universe with a "new animation look and style." It is set to launch in 2020.

“Transformers” veteran FJ DeSanto (“Transformers: Titans Return,” “Transformers: Power of the Primes”) will serve as showrunner.

“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before — to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Netflix’s director of anime.

Netflix has been aggressively expanding its animated offerings and is launching its own in-house animation studio.