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Transformers Prime Season 2 to Premiere in early 2012

Posted on 11-15-2011 at 05:35 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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In a recent Q&A on the official Transformers Facebook page, Transformers Prime executive producer Jeff Kline was asked the question of when more Transformers Prime would be heading to our screens. His honest response is that he has been told it would be early 2012 (he figures late January to early February) and not November 28 as previously reported.

Before all of you assume that Hasbro or The Hub misinformed the fandom with the November date, please remember: plans change. We at TFW2005 believe the original plan may have been for this month, but that the complexity of the series and the dedication of all involved to make the best show possible led to the new season being put back.

Some other interesting information is covered in the brief Q&A, including how the cast was chosen (surprisingly Jeff Kline does not consider Starscream as a must-have character, only the other three members of the big four, Optimus Bumblebee and Megatron), plus addressing the subject of Andy Pessoa's changing voice and his continued role as Raf. Don't worry - he's staying on.

Check out the full Q&A on the Transformers Facebook page.
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Mechafire
Sigh. Can't really say I'm surprised.
StarYoshi14
......................................Fuck.
Thundercrackers
Oh maaaan. thought it was confirmed to start at thanksgiving. Oh well.

Could we get another word on this?
TrueNomadSkies
Speaking of which, I thought I saw Peter Cullen in the mall last weekend...
shroobmaster
As long as that means we'll have less crazy-ass breaks! Remember: the more we wait NOW the less we wait AFTER.

or something deep like that idk
Rexidus
Disappointed but not surprised. The lack of info on the season was not good news. Plus it seemed odd to end a season less than 2 months before the next season.

But yes, I desperately hope that when the next season hits there won't be any of those annoying starts/stops. Either go or don't. Don't tease me.

Also I just had a thought. Isn't early 2012 when the main line toys will be hitting? If so I could see Hasbro deciding to delay and launch both.
janeDoe001
Scrap! All well, more time for me to memorize all of season 1.

Kinda bummed season 2's not starting this month though...


jD001
Arsenic
(sigh) OK. I will wait, so please promise us that there won't be damn breaks.
Oberoniss
/insert vehement Klingon swearing here/
Ravenxl7
If it helps them not screw anything up, and limits the number of random breaks between episodes, I'm ok with this. However it still sucks. Hopefully it isn't too much longer before the announce the actual premiere date.
Xaddion
Actually, I was hoping that they would do exactly this. Don't get me wrong, but I would rather wait a little bit longer for an nice, uninterrupted season.

But at least in the meantime, the fandom will surely keep us entertained with high quality fanfiction, right? RIGHT?
changepas39
Kinda glad...I was hoping to have all of the "First Edition" figures before the start of the 2nd season.
einis
Ahh,crap.I was really hoping it would start on 28th.

Though maybe there will be less breaks
TrueNomadSkies
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/insert vehement Klingon swearing here/
Don't forgot the spitting.
Spunky
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Oh maaaan. thought it was confirmed to start at thanksgiving. Oh well.

Could we get another word on this?
I had a feeling TFP season 2 wasn't going to begin in November. I think they intentionally wanted it to. But production is just taking too long. I think early February is more likely.
Skottech
does this mean we'll get a Season 2 mini-series starting this month then the full season start in 2012?

I wouldn't mind this
Starscream NZ
Perhaps there'll be the conclusion on One Shall Rise later this month - then like they did with Darkness Rising, have a break before the full season starts.

But then again, we've had absolutely no information/previews of the new season so this is quite possible to have a 3 month delay...
UltraAlanMagnus
I think they will air another Mini Series on the 28th, and the acutal season next year.
kaijuguy19
Wait WHAT?!?!?!?! Season 2 is NOT going to start until late January?!?!?!!? WHY DIDN"T HASBRO TELL US THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE?!?!?!?!!?! You mean to tell me that we waited patiently for the next season to start only to find it's delayed?!?!?!!? THIS IS BULL!!!!!!!!
kaijuguy19
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I think they will air another Mini Series on the 28th, and the acutal season next year.
That's actually a possiblity! But I thought the creators said they didn't want to do another mini-series after the stress it gave them. Did they suddenly changed their minds or what?!?
janeDoe001
Doubtful. The most we'll probably get with a season premiere is a two-parter.


jD001
Shelbo
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Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
Wait WHAT?!?!?!?! Season 2 is NOT going to start until late January?!?!?!!? WHY DIDN"T HASBRO TELL US THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE?!?!?!?!!?! You mean to tell me that we waited patiently for the next season to start only to find it's delayed?!?!?!!? THIS IS BULL!!!!!!!!
Chill

the

fuck

out.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by janeDoe001 View Post
Doubtful. The most we'll probably get with a season premiere is a two-parter.


jD001
A two parter?! That's even more short than last year's premere! I don't understand this at all! If it's not going to premere THIS month why didn't Hasbro tell us this in the first place?!?!?!?!
kaijuguy19
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Chill

the

fuck

out.
I'm chilled now sorry! But still why the even longer wait?! We've already had to wait for the last bunch of episodes for two months. And to find out the actual season 2 premere will not happen until the end of January 2012? That's a major dissapointment if anything!
Skottech
a two-parter that continues the "One shall fall/One shall rise" story arc wouldn't be so bad

that would give them 24 episodes for the season 2 proper (assuming they decide to keep the 26 episode format)
kaijuguy19
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a two-parter that continues the "One shall fall/One shall rise" story arc wouldn't be so bad

that would give them 24 episodes for the series proper (assuming they decide to keep the 26 episode format)
I guess.. I still wished we would have been told this a lot sooner! We still would have to wait longer true but at least we'll know what to expect. Though if they are going to have a two parter on the 28th concluding the One shall fall/rise story how are they going to crame it in without it looking rushed?
Shelbo
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I'm chilled now sorry! But still why the even longer wait?! We've already had to wait for the last bunch of episodes for two months. And to find out the actual season 2 premere will not happen until the end of January 2012? That's a major dissapointment if anything!
End of January is perfectly acceptable. At least they've told us instead of keeping us in the dark for 2 1/2 months. Just chill out and be patient.
kaijuguy19
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End of January is perfectly acceptable. At least they've told us instead of keeping us in the dark for 2 1/2 months. Just chill out and be patient.
True but I still wished they've put the actual release date sooner than having us beleive it was going to premere around the 28th of November.:
Sockie
Guys, I really doubt we're getting another miniseries starting the 28th because:

A. The last one almost killed the show's crew and they have no interest in doing another.

B. No new episodes are scheduled for that day. So new two-parter or something, either. I'm thinking early 2012 means early 2012.
kaijuguy19
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Guys, I really doubt we're getting another miniseries starting the 28th because:

A. The last one almost killed the show's crew and they have no interest in doing another.

B. No new episodes are scheduled for that day. So new two-parter or something, either. I'm thinking early 2012 means early 2012.
Well that's great just brillant!!! Hasbro could have at least told us this instead of saying it's going to air on November 28th! But noooo!
citygrl903
As disappointed as I am, It kinda makes sense cuz the animators are working extremely hard on a CG show that would normally take at least a year and a half to two years to produce. For the amount of time these guys get, this is the best CG TV show I've ever seen. At least I'll have my Prime toys in December until Season 2 airs.
Besides two months go by really fast for me with school and everything.
Autovolt 127
Well atleast there's the toys to look forward to for next month.
Xaddion
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Well that's great just brillant!!! Hasbro could have at least told us this instead of saying it's going to air on November 28th! But noooo!
Hasbro thought it could manage that date at the time. They didn't do it just to come out of nowhere and say "we lied trololololo."
kaijuguy19
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Hasbro thought it could manage that date at the time. They didn't do it just to come out of nowhere and say "we lied trololololo."
At least that's a good reason. It sill stinks we have to wait even longer though...
Xaddion
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At least that's a good reason. It sill stinks we have to wait even longer though...
Look at the positive side, it potentially means less mid-season breaks.
moreprimeland
Well, I guess this means we get to wait until the Happy New Year's are over and folks have settled down after all the holidays!

Oh well, I'se a sad puppy, but look at this way: If they had started the new season now, they would have taken a long holiday break anyway...so might as well save our popcorn and sodas for 2012!

BTW, just checked and this is NOT on the front page...this is NEWS!!
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Xaddion View Post
Look at the positive side, it potentially means less mid-season breaks.
I hope they at least fix the mid season breaks! It's just the suspense of what'll happen to Team Prime without Optimus and the upcoming death of a major character that can be your favourite is getting to me and if they honestly do give us a hint somehow of what's to come next that'll be great!
MaxxieOD
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Well, I guess this means we get to wait until the Happy New Year's are over and folks have settled down after all the holidays!

Oh well, I'se a sad puppy, but look at this way: If they had started the new season now, they would have taken a long holiday break anyway...so might as well save our popcorn and sodas for 2012!

BTW, just checked and this is NOT on the front page...this is NEWS!!

Yeah I saw it on my FB page. Supposed to post to the news section? Figured the Prime fans here would wanna see it lol

We'll, with The holidays between now and when it'll hopefully release, it'll go fast I think.
kaijuguy19
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Yeah I saw it on my FB page. Supposed to post to the news section? Figured the Prime fans here would wanna see it lol

We'll, with The holidays between now and when it'll hopefully release, it'll go fast I think.
I hope it does goes fast! I really want to know what happens next!
MTME
who was it that said November 28th? Was it someone's word we took as gospel? Was it Hasbro or the Hub that said November 28th?

We all said with that date that it seemed weird to end a season and start another one so soon, now it makes sense.

We all have been asking why they haven't been putting out trailers and advertisements for season 2, now it makes sense.

We were all wondering why Season 2 was starting on a Monday, now it makes sense

I can argue that I'm disappointed because they aren't doing the best job in the world about their communication with fans and their discrepancies
BUT
I can also argue that I'm not disappointed because I was bitching through the year about the long breaks in between episodes, maybe by holding off it means we won't have these long breaks.
General Tekno
Interesting and good news that Raf's VA can still do the high voice.

I remember reading about how Disney had similar concerns when the guy who does Phineas' voice on Phineas and Ferb had his voice change - but he was (and is) still able to do the voice just fine. Mind, it's slightly different now, but I attribute that more to your standard voice evolution over the course of a TV series.
kaijuguy19
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who was it that said November 28th? Was it someone's word we took as gospel? Was it Hasbro or the Hub that said November 28th?

We all said with that date that it seemed weird to end a season and start another one so soon, now it makes sense.

We all have been asking why they haven't been putting out trailers and advertisements for season 2, now it makes sense.

We were all wondering why Season 2 was starting on a Monday, now it makes sense

I can argue that I'm disappointed because they aren't doing the best job in the world about their communication with fans and their discrepancies
BUT
I can also argue that I'm not disappointed because I was bitching through the year about the long breaks in between episodes, maybe by holding off it means we won't have these long breaks.
That's true. I mean it could be worse! We could've waited until March or even worse July for Season 2 to begin!
tigerhawk16
I think that the delay is best instead of getting 4 episodes here and there we get a real season. I hate split seasons.

this also leads to the potential release of a season one boxed set!

I am a little disheartened on the fact that their limiting the number of characters on the show now I'm hoping that just means like a permanent cast number and not single and mini series (part 1 and 2 episodes) so will have more bot characters coming in that way and giving us more figures.
kaijuguy19
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I think that the delay is best instead of getting 4 episodes here and there we get a real season. I hate split seasons.

this also leads to the potential release of a season one boxed set!

I am a little disheartened on the fact that their limiting the number of characters on the show now I'm hoping that just means like a permanent cast number and not single and mini series (part 1 and 2 episodes) so will have more bot characters coming in that way and giving us more figures.
We might get non show characters in toy form in the TFP line so it's not a total loss. I hope they don't kill off too many characters in the show if what they say about not having many other characters in.
tigerhawk16
yeah makes me a bit worried on that end but like they did with wheeljack they can do single episode shots I just really wanna see more sick character designs made into figures. Im hoping for an epic Jetfire!
Kostya
It was said at Botcon this year that the date would be Nov 28. That has stayed as the date until now.
kaijuguy19
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It was said at Botcon this year that the date would be Nov 28. That has stayed as the date until now.
That's what I was asking earlier! If November 28th was the incorrect date than why do they tell us this now when they could have told us at the SDCC or at the NYCC at least? Was it because they couldn't get it together by the last minute or something?
Kostya
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That's what I was asking earlier! If November 28th was the incorrect date than why do they tell us this now when they could have told us at the SDCC or at the NYCC at least? Was it because they couldn't get it together by the last minute or something?
Considering how it took them until now I get the feeling that something came up at the last minute forcing a schedule change. Either they weren't done enough or something but there is definitely an outside factor causing this.

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