Machinima, fresh off news that it has entered an agreement for acquisition by Warner Brothers, is continuing its focus on production and IP development. The latest project to hit their slate is “The Prime Wars Trilogy,” for which Machinima will develop the last two installments in the trilogy — “Titans Return” and “Power of Primes” — with Hasbro.
“The global fan base has really embraced this vision of the Transformers,” said Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein, “and we are thrilled to be working closely with Hasbro developing the next two installments of the series.”
The first chapter of the animated “Transformers”-related series “Combiner Wars” aired in August grabbing over 120 million views globally to date, across multiple distribution channels internationally like go90, SkyQ, Sohu, and YouTube. Considering the global viewer potential 120 million cumulative views across channels and territories of this magnitude seems small in comparison to Machinima’s historical reach to over 1 billion subscribers on YouTube, but in a market where measurement benchmarking is relatively void, success is what you make it.
Nevertheless, Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer of Hasbro said, “Following the success of the first series, we are excited to announce this continued collaboration with Machinima and believe Transformers fans will be thrilled to see the story continue to unfold.”
“Transformers Combiner Wars” Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Calderon will lead development of the final two installments.