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Transformers Prime Season 3 will be 16 Episodes, NOT the Final Season

Posted on 09-16-2012 at 06:00 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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Transformers Prime voice actors Jeffrey Combs and Tony Todd are appearing at the El Paso Comic Con in Texas this weekend - and at a joint panel Jeffrey Combs has dropped a few bombshells regarding the future of the Transformers Prime series. By way of 2005 Boards member MiraiBaby who is at the convention we can relay this news to you:
  • Season 3 will only last 16 episodes
  • Combs just finished recording the last episode to season 3
  • UPDATE Jeffrey Combs confirmed today 9/16/2012 that there will be a fourth season of Transformers Prime - the series will NOT end with season 3. Early cutoff rumor untrue."

What this means for the recently revealed "Beast Hunters" and the leaked Hasbro document suggesting Transformers Prime is planned to continue through 2015 is unclear - more information will hopefully follow. Keep it TFW2005 and we will share more information as it reaches us.
Views: 33,680 / Credit: MiraiBaby, Jetbolt of the 2005 Boards!
Nope
It's almost like non-G1 TF shows aren't allowed to last past Season 3.
UltimusPrime
WTF?

16 episodes and the Final Season?

That is terrible news.
Barricade24
Well that stinks. But I guess that is usually how long TV series run.
Astrotrain52
Even with it's flaws, this is sad news if it's really the end of TF: Prime.
FatalT 71
Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Sad news, however. Prime is a great show.
Karhukjnsi
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

Necessity dictates further clarification is to be disclosed!
PrimesRule
Horrible.
avengerboy123
baggzey23
Well that didnt last long now my prime toys feel cheap
Ribieconvoy
I'm actually okay with the 16 episode thing. I'm liking the 26 episode seasons less than I initially thought I would, it makes a lot of the plots seem drawn out too long, in my opinion. However the"final season" part sucks. Royally.
imoff2186
:'(
UltimusPrime
I love Transformers Prime. It is a truly remarkable show. I do not think there is a better CGI Tv series.

It will surely be missed.
hellrasinbrasin
So my question is has the cast done the voice work for 16 of 26 episodes or is it really going to be a 16 episode season as a member of the cast has said. Or is this 16 episode season to lead into that Beast Hunters series.
Shockwave9227
Oh? THANK YOU JEBUS!!! I just hope the toyline runs a little longer.
Karhukjnsi
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Originally Posted by hellrasinbrasin View Post
So my question is has the cast done the voice work for 16 of 26 episodes or is it really going to be a 16 episode season as a member of the cast has said. Or is this 16 episode season to lead into that Beast Hunters series.
I sure hope the latter, even if Ratchet isn't involved.
Chris McFeely
I've said it in the past, but really, with Hasbro's current "aligned" approach to continuity going forward, the next show is almost guaranteed to be a sequel of some kind to Prime anyway, so I'm not getting worked up.
UltimusPrime
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Originally Posted by Shockwave9227 View Post
Oh? THANK YOU JEBUS!!! I just hope the toyline runs a little longer.
The toyline is winding down already . Nothing announced. They did GI Joe Renegades fans dirty as well. Cancelling the show and not releasing key figures from the cast. At least we got almost every on screen character.
Optimus1116
Sumner Sturgeon
Here's hoping that if this is true, the next show will be a sequel a la Beast Machines, rather than another freaking reboot.
Nope
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I sure hope the latter, even if Ratchet isn't involved.
A spin-off without Ratchet? I don't know if I can handle that.
phoenix88
Theory. TFrime as we know it ends after season 3 episode 16. After a break, the show returns as "TF Prime: BEast Hunters" kinda like how Armada had a seperate arc once the space battle began.

wow, i feel bad for making that comparison
Jetbolt
Looks like the possible Beast Hunter reports for Fall 2013 might of been logical after all. If TFP season three wraps up by May 2013, by September we could have a new series and toys maybe.
Lazerwave
No!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kostya
I wonder if this means that Transformers: Beast Hunters will be the next series. I could see that if they wind up using the Star Seekers as the villains.

edit: It might also help with the character count because they already have a ton of models and shit so they can include even more new characters in Beast Hunters.
Starscreamslady
This is awful! They can't end it yet!!! Very very sad news... I would be ever so grateful if they make it up to a season 4!
Stardust262
Confusing to say the least. I guess Beast Hunters will be how the Continuity lasts through 2015, or something
hellrasinbrasin
Another question I have is that if Beast Hunters is a new Transformer Title will it be connected to Transformers Prime and be a continuence of that Universe or will it pick up where Beast Machines left off. I mean if Hasbro is saying that they are continuing Transformers Prime past 2013 then a new TV Series set in that Universe is the way to go but I guess waiting fort official confermation is the only thing left to do...
Sockie
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Originally Posted by Chris McFeely View Post
I've said it in the past, but really, with Hasbro's current "aligned" approach to continuity going forward, the next show is almost guaranteed to be a sequel of some kind to Prime anyway, so I'm not getting worked up.
Yeah, I suspect this as well.
transformerwars
Aw man, that sucks.

At least we know one thing for sure - Ratchet survives until the end of the series.
Nightrain
LOL I called it.
Ra88
I don't think this is the end of Prime, necessarily. Hasbro clearly wants to stick to their aligned continuity and don't want to give up on it. My guess though is that they realized that Prime may have been a bit too over ambitious. CG is costly unless you squeeze a few seasons out of it, and if your budget isn't high enough it's way too limiting, which you can see in Prime at times (mostly with the empty environments).

So what I think they're going to do: end Prime, but continue the story in a new series. My guess is that's what Beast Hunters is: the sequel show to Prime, likely with a new (2D?) animation style that's cheaper and more effective, as well as all new designs so that they have an excuse to sell new toys.
Ash from Carolina
Honestly I've got mixed feelings on this.

On one hand I've enjoyed the show and I kind of hate to see it end after I've grown attached to some the characters. I even like the toy line except for a few duds, but then what Transformers didn't have a few duds when it came to toys?

But on the other hand I never really warmed to the CGI art style and I'm not a big fan of how it limits the cast so we end up with loads of Vehicons and Insecticons instead of Decepticon characters. Not too crazy about Prime and Bumblebee looking like movie Prime and movie Bumblebee. And well some weeks were okay but not what you could call great.

I just hope the next series is in the works so it doesn't end up like GI Joe where there isn't a new cartoon on the Hub.
moreprimeland
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....

Guess we'll have to wait and see what this means as far as Prime and/or Beast Hunters.


Edit: Sees update today and Ratchet really needed NOT to say that!!

RETRACTION TIME!!! Yay!!!

So glad the other info was just a little premature. A 4th season...YEEEEeeeeessssssssssssssssssss!
Railguard
Oh great...new show, new story line...more toys I'll never find in stores...just stick with one
Leather Elbows
I complain about this show and it has its flaws, but it doesn't need to end so soon
UltimusPrime
Guess we will be seeing most of the toys at Retailers now at Ross / TJ Maxx / Marshalls etc. sometime after Xmas.
Thundershot
Chances are, Beast Hunters is Prime season 4, which will change the scope of the series.

Sucks that it's only 16 episodes and that Ratchet likely won't be in season 4...
QLRformer
I hope not. I was just starting to enjoy it.

The "possibly" means it may hang on a little longer, though... I hope.
TheMrmaster21
I've had a lot of complaints about the show, but I still like it. It's sad that it would have to end so soon. Even though it started in 2010, it feels so short.
mechfiend
Nooooo this is horrible news! I need more prime!
Zorrakh
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Originally Posted by Ra88 View Post
I don't think this is the end of Prime, necessarily. Hasbro clearly wants to stick to their aligned continuity and don't want to give up on it. My guess though is that they realized that Prime may have been a bit too over ambitious. CG is costly unless you squeeze a few seasons out of it, and if your budget isn't high enough it's way too limiting, which you can see in Prime at times (mostly with the empty environments).

So what I think they're going to do: end Prime, but continue the story in a new series. My guess is that's what Beast Hunters is: the sequel show to Prime, likely with a new (2D?) animation style that's cheaper and more effective, as well as all new designs so that they have an excuse to sell new toys.
Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing. Perhaps they'll do a smoother transition to another series, and so that could be why Season Three is only sixteen episodes long.
UltimusPrime
Time to start a petition to save it or at least continue the show in a familiar form.
ken8kuhletz08
Transformers: Prime had a good run. I'm good with the show ending in 16 episodes for season 3. I'm sure The Hub won't let their subscribers down, with the upcoming transformers: Beast Hunters series.
FatalT 71
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Guess we'll have to wait and see what this means as far as Prime and/or Beast Hunters.
I'm even more interested in news about Beast Hunters now, given this news.
paxtoprime94
Dammit! Transformers: Prime is like the best TF TV series since G1 (in my opinion). I seriously hope this Beast Hunters thing isn't going to be a TV show or anything; anything where Transformers turn from robots to animals just turns me off. Seriously like it's highly illogical, it just doesn't feel like Transformers. So basically after season 3 is over I'm not gonna have any decent Transformers to watch until TF4 comes out
SilverOptimus
Boy, that escalated quickly.
Lazerwave
Let me guess. at the end 1 Autobot will die, just like in Animated.
UltimusPrime
I just figured out a huge Key to this puzzle.

Nathan Fillion will voice Thundertron.

Makes sense as they both are Space Captains right?

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