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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Mid-Season Break & Final Season Confirmed

Posted on 03-01-2013 at 12:39 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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IGN has posted additional information about Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, direct from Hasbro and The Hub. First up is the confirmation that the series is coming to its end with this season, as we have previously heard - these final episodes will mark the conclusion of the Transformers Prime saga.


Second there is also confirmation that the series will be taking a break approximately four episodes in. We're basing that figure on IGN's report that starting Friday, April 19 (about four weeks after the season premiere) the first four episodes will be rerun in special encore presentations with additional content called "Autobits" - "behind-the-scenes trivia with exclusive in-picture commentary designed to create an immersive viewing experience."

IGN then goes on to state that new episodes will resume in May. We'd imagine based on the pattern presented that this would fall around 17 May for episode 5's airdate, but watch this space for confirmation.


To whet your appetite, give stare over there to check out the latest Beast Hunters trailer!
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Ravenxl7
Good to have some confirmation, as if this wasn't inevitable anyways. Though it's not like the season three finale will be the actual ending. We've still go the movie to look forward to, which should handle that.
Digilaut
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Good to have some confirmation, as if this wasn't inevitable anyways. Though it's not like the season three finale will be the actual ending. We've still go the movie to look forward to, which should handle that.
Wait, was it confirmed the movie will be a side-thing? For all we know it could very well be the first five episodes tied together into one.

I skimmed over the news so I might be wrong here.



Let's hope Prime goes out with a bang.
CelticMutt
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Originally Posted by Digilaut View Post
Wait, was it confirmed the movie will be a side-thing? For all we know it could very well be the first five episodes tied together into one.

I skimmed over the news so I might be wrong here.



Let's hope Prime goes out with a bang.
Actually, I think it's the final three episodes of the original 16 count. Might be the first. Either way it's three, bringing it to 13 + movie (3 episodes).
Jacer
I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
CodeXCDM
So... shorter AND FINAL season... four episodes to start and then a month break... BLAH
Transbot90210
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So... shorter AND FINAL season... four episodes to start and then a month break... BLAH
You should try watching Young Justice. Actually watch any Cartoon that fits in the same target audience/genre as Transformers. They all take breaks after a few episodes.

So much hate in this fandom. lol
baggzey23
Well that sucks
Lets hope ripclaw and grimwing appear as new models (although i'd prefer grimlock and ultra magnus instead)
charsdc2
I still hope that Hasbro is making season 3 more than 14 episodes. Why open up a can of worms and disappoint the fans???????
Rob
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I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
Don't worry too much I am sure the next show will be a sequal to Prime

They are not going to let the best Transformer show to date fade into memory.
CelticMutt
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
You should try watching Young Justice. Actually watch any Cartoon that fits in the same target audience/genre as Transformers. They all take breaks after a few episodes.

So much hate in this fandom. lol
Try watching any show on Cartoon Network that the execs clearly don't want to show ...
Jericho
I'd cancel it too. I'm tired of the "no more than five" characters per series. And really what Deceptions have there been in the past two TV shows outside of Megatron, SS and SW? Hardly any to even remember or care about. Where are the seekers, the coneheads, reflector, etc? If they do another TF series I hope they start including more and more people. Get back to the G1 stuff, give us some depth!
Skeeve
Three seasons seems like a decent run for this show. It always seemed a little smaller in scope than the other recent series. Of course, with all the new stuff that's being attempted this season, I may well change my mind after it's over.
Exodus
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I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
I totally agree with you there!
TFW10
Thanks for sharing, at least its confirmed that TFP will come to the end.

Wow, from one break going into another break. Oh well can't have it all.
Transbot90210
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I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
The end of Prime won't hit me nearly as hard as Animated's end but it will still suck, I enjoyed the show very much. Alas, with a new movie always comes the death of the current series.

I have hopes in the new movie that the designs will be much more pleasing to my eyes, less twisted metal and more armoured warriors without exposed everythings. I also hope that the new show will be based on the new movie, thinkthe Clone wars series to Star Wars. If this is the case then we can at least look forward to the show being on the air for more than 3 seasons. (poor ratings not being considered)

I really hope those people in Hasbro's Media Department getting paid those big bucks actually get a clue and coincide their Film and Television ventures. Up until now they seem to be acting like chickens with their heads cut off.
Ravenxl7
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Wait, was it confirmed the movie will be a side-thing? For all we know it could very well be the first five episodes tied together into one.

I skimmed over the news so I might be wrong here.



Let's hope Prime goes out with a bang.
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Actually, I think it's the final three episodes of the original 16 count. Might be the first. Either way it's three, bringing it to 13 + movie (3 episodes).
I thought the movie was an entity of it's own, rather than would-be episodes edited together...?
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I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
Try being a Thundercats fan...One great season just to end it for no effing reason...
Lbsammills51
I know certain continuities went beyond three if you combine multiple series together (the Beast Era went, what, five seasons, between Wars and Machines...then there's the Unicron Trilogy) but that continues the trend of no US Transformers cartoon lasting past a third season with the technical exception of G1 itself (and that was a whopping three or four episodes for "Season 4").

I'm curious to see if the next cartoon is in the same universe (Hasbro talking before of wanting one main continuity to work from) and which characters transition over, if any, but that's getting well ahead of things.
General Tekno
Well, better to know that you're working towards an ending than not. And I get the impression the writers knew that they were.

Whereas with Young Justice, it's becoming painfully obvious that they're seeding Apokalips/New Genesis elements for a third season that will never happen.
Starscream NZ
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I'd cancel it too. I'm tired of the "no more than five" characters per series. And really what Deceptions have there been in the past two TV shows outside of Megatron, SS and SW? Hardly any to even remember or care about. Where are the seekers, the coneheads, reflector, etc? If they do another TF series I hope they start including more and more people. Get back to the G1 stuff, give us some depth!
Try Lockdown and Lugnut, those two are pretty damned popular, and new additions to the Decepticon lineup, and from Animated.

If there's any 'standout' new character in the D-cons it's Knockout (for the right reasons) and Airachnid (for the wrong reasons). Both Prime and Animated introduced new, memorable Decepticons. Animated only had SW in two? episodes, so hardly a major focus.

I truly hope that S3 of Prime turns around the nay-sayers (which I include myself with). The animation is top-notch, voice casting great. It's only the writing/plotlines that are killing the show. Whatever show that follows Prime will still be in the aligned continuity anyway so it's not rebooting the whole continuity over again.
Transbot90210
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Try being a Thundercats fan...One great season just to end it for no effing reason...
I think I watched a different T-cats than you. I watched a show that had 26episodes to its season and only got half way through the plot. 26 episodes and 3 out of 5 or 6 gems, really?

That show got canned because it went nowhere and fast and I'm sure it bored kids to death.

I will admit the show had a heap ton of potential and was more entertaining than the original show but it's just that there came a point where the show stopped moving forward and it went stale.
closetrat
Cancelling my favorite show?

Weak...
CelticMutt
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I thought the movie was an entity of it's own, rather than would-be episodes edited together...?
It's just a common theory. Originally BH was supposed to be 16 episodes. Then we're told 13 episodes and a movie who's running time is close to 3 episodes. So it seems pretty logical.

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Try being a Thundercats fan...One great season just to end it for no effing reason...
Or Voltron Force. Which surprisingly wasn't Cartoon Network for once.
kaijuguy19
Stinks that we have to have a break after the first four seasons of Season 3 but at least we know when it'll come back.

I'm bummed that it's ending but at the same time I'm SO thankful that it's being allowed to end on a good note instead of being cancled. I'll miss TFP without a doubt but maybe the next show I'll like even better. Can't wait to see more of this universe!
Hollywood Hoist
At least the series will come to a conclusion rather than being cancelled in the middle of the plot. I'd rather the series end now then get cancelled half way through a fourth season.

I think this series was always intended to be a 3 season show. That being said I'm looking forward to the next incarnation of Transformers. I've loved every American made show (G1, Beast wars, Beast Machines, Animated and Prime) so as long as it's still American made I'm sure I'll enjoy.
Transbot90210
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At least the series will come to a conclusion rather than being cancelled in the middle of the plot. I'd rather the series end now then get cancelled half way through a fourth season.

I think this series was always intended to be a 3 season show. That being said I'm looking forward to the next incarnation of Transformers. I've loved every American made show (G1, Beast wars, Beast Machines, Animated and Prime) so as long as it's still American made I'm sure I'll enjoy.
I'm with you, I loved every American Produced TF show (Beast Era was MADE in Canada ;P ). I suspect the new series will be an American production because China will have their own seperate series being released in 2014 as well.

Oh shit I just had a thought. We are overstaturated with toy releases as it is, what happens when we have a movie and TWO shows going on at the same time???? LMAO
Chaos Muffin
Can't blame them on wanting to stretch it out a bit, since the BH toys are just hitting the shelves.
Also lets the last season soak in a bit more, intead of it being over with too fast.
Ravenxl7
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
I think I watched a different T-cats than you. I watched a show that had 26episodes to its season and only got half way through the plot. 26 episodes and 3 out of 5 or 6 gems, really?

That show got canned because it went nowhere and fast and I'm sure it bored kids to death.

I will admit the show had a heap ton of potential and was more entertaining than the original show but it's just that there came a point where the show stopped moving forward and it went stale.
The show got really good ratings, even after Cartoon Networks forced six month break with very few re-runs. They killed the show because they weren't making it, and they weren't making any money off of it. The show was doing great, but Bandai screwed up their toy-line, and Cartoon Network doesn't know wtf it's doing anymore...
bman29
Yeah it sucks, but I keep hearing that it will just go into another series. The voice actor of Shockwave and BW Depthcharge has said on his face book page not to believe the rumors that its not a end ending. That something else will be on the horizon. Unless he's talking out of his butt.
Maximo Prime
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Originally Posted by Autobot_Jacer View Post
I hate that they have a great series going and then they decide to cancel it then start a new series next year? This is dumb. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
That's the thing.. in their strategy, keeping things fresh allows new members of their target demographic to hop in at the start, to replace those that are getting too old and lose interest.

Is it "dumb", or is it just because YOU like the show? No flame, just sayin.
bman29
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The show got really good ratings, even after Cartoon Networks forced six month break with very few re-runs. They killed the show because they weren't making it, and they weren't making any money off of it. The show was doing great, but Bandai screwed up their toy-line, and Cartoon Network doesn't know wtf it's doing anymore...
Cartoon Network sucks ass. I have never seen a network jerk shows around like they do. Green Lantern, Young Justice, and Thunder Cats(when it came on) that have had solid followings get time slots and air one episode then vanish for 3-4 months then come back to announce the shows are getting cancelled. WTF.
Mechafire
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Yeah it sucks, but I keep hearing that it will just go into another series. The voice actor of Shockwave and BW Depthcharge has said on his face book page not to believe the rumors that its not a end ending. That something else will be on the horizon. Unless he's talking out of his butt.
I can't find anything saying that on his Facebook. Link?
Starscream NZ
"RE: Wrap party for Prime... All I'll say about that is, don't believe the rumors... a lot of what I've seen written about the supposed demise of Transformers Prime just isn't true. Stay tuned for details!!
16 February at 04:41 "

https://www.facebook.com/pages/David...ref=ts&fref=ts Posted on Feb 13th.


So, as many suspected/knew. The future show is going to follow on from Prime, like Hasbro said (regarding the aligned continuity going forward)
ErbFan28
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Originally Posted by Starscream NZ View Post
"RE: Wrap party for Prime... All I'll say about that is, don't believe the rumors... a lot of what I've seen written about the supposed demise of Transformers Prime just isn't true. Stay tuned for details!!
16 February at 04:41 "

https://www.facebook.com/pages/David...ref=ts&fref=ts Posted on Feb 13th.


So, as many suspected/knew. The future show is going to follow on from Prime, like Hasbro said (regarding the aligned continuity going forward)
Maybe he was talking about the rumors of the show being cancelled.
Autovolt 127
Autobits sounds like fun. I hope Teletoon does a encore presentation featuring the Autobits. I love behind the scenes stuff.
Jalaguy
I don't get why everyone's so concerned and speculation-y about what'll happen with Prime.

Hasbro's made it clear that they're fully invested in the aligned universe. TFP will end in time for the fourth film, and then afterwards we'll get a sequel series, which will follow on from Prime but act as a soft reboot to allow new kids to get into it.
Galvatron Rage
It just seems odd that they would make such big changes and investments into the cartoon and toyline (Beast Hunters) - and then just scrap it all after an abbreviated season.

It's kinda like spending a bunch of cash and time to rebuild the engine in your car, then putting in storage - never to be driven again.


But who knows, maybe some elements of BH will carry over into the next cartoon. You KNOW they'll get more mileage out of the figures (remolds, etc.).
RayTheSun
I really hope Beast Hunters will be something fresher. The past two seasons of prime have had some good individual episodes, but the product as a whole literally has nothing happening.
Jazzfan0217
...You've gotta be kiddin' me...a break?...Really? After only 4 episodes. How many months has it been since the end of season 2, and now we gotta wait another whole month?...great...
TriBlurr
Considering that Beast Hunters (The toyline) is likely intended to last till at least the Fall, spreading the season out seems like the logical way to do it. Wrapping things up in October with the movie.
Shizuka
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
You should try watching Young Justice. Actually watch any Cartoon that fits in the same target audience/genre as Transformers. They all take breaks after a few episodes.

So much hate in this fandom. lol
Many, many shows have breaks...

Just not after 4 episodes...
Shizuka
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Originally Posted by Jericho View Post
I'd cancel it too. I'm tired of the "no more than five" characters per series. And really what Deceptions have there been in the past two TV shows outside of Megatron, SS and SW? Hardly any to even remember or care about. Where are the seekers, the coneheads, reflector, etc? If they do another TF series I hope they start including more and more people. Get back to the G1 stuff, give us some depth!
Armada must have been the last good TF series in terms of cast. No drones only main characters.
GeoKaiser
They said this last season, I bet it continues with another toy series title like "Beast Hunters" or "Velocitron" or ...
PrimulArchangel
Why is it that almost all new cartoons only have a certain number of characters in it. Like Prime you only have a few Autobots and Few Decepticons, if they add a new character they kill one off or kill off the new character.. Are these people that do these new shows not able to handle bringing in a bunch of new characters? Look how many G1 had in the cartoon. I really wish they would break the rutt and go back to bringing in new characters left and right, then maybe they could go on longer then 3 seasons.
Optimist_Prime
I guess Jeffrey Combs was right after all. He did basically say it would end after three seasons.

I take a look at other cartoons like Clone Wars and wish Transformers could have a series in the US that lasts five plus seasons.
kaijuguy19
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Why is it that almost all new cartoons only have a certain number of characters in it. Like Prime you only have a few Autobots and Few Decepticons, if they add a new character they kill one off or kill off the new character.. Are these people that do these new shows not able to handle bringing in a bunch of new characters? Look how many G1 had in the cartoon. I really wish they would break the rutt and go back to bringing in new characters left and right, then maybe they could go on longer then 3 seasons.
Then you're left with a lot of undeveloped characters with no personalty. Wanting the need for more characters in TFP is understandable but even if the CGI wasn't the issue or even if they used 2D animation instead having characters appearing left and right will not only be unrealsitic but hurts the overall dynamic of the existing characters. That was one of G1's most infamous flaws.
SPLIT LIP
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Then you're left with a lot of undeveloped characters with no personalty. Wanting the need for more characters in TFP is understandable but even if the CGI wasn't the issue or even if they used 2D animation instead having characters appearing left and right will not only be unrealsitic but hurts the overall dynamic of the existing characters. That was one of G1's most infamous flaws.
I agree completely. Small casts are better for the overall story. I do wish Prime had a few more guest characters that didn't die, or that it didn't off so many characters (Decepticons) but you can't fault it for not having the gigantic, ridiculously so, sized cats of G1.
kaijuguy19
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I agree completely. Small casts are better for the overall story. I do wish Prime had a few more guest characters that didn't die, or that it didn't off so many characters (Decepticons) but you can't fault it for not having the gigantic, ridiculously so, sized cats of G1.
Well seeing how we're getting Shockwave,and Predaking,along with strong hints of Magnus showing up with hopefully one or two more Autobots at least with some of the other Predacons we may get that chance soon enough this season.

Like you I prefer small casts and what problems TFP does have having an oversized cast isn't one of them.
Enigma2K2
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We've still go the movie to look forward to, which should handle that.
What's this WE s***? I'm reserving judgment until it comes out, but after what we've gotten, I am NOT optimistic about it.

As for the end of Prime, give me an ending, not a cliffhanger, and I'm satisfied.

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