Transformers: Prime fans will probably be saddned by the above news, but sadly, according to Kidscreen Magazine, it seems to be the case. If the magazine is correct, Transformers: Prime‘s third season, sub-titled Beast Hunters, will also be it’s final season. The show will presumably end late 2013 or early 2014. And then, in late 2014, to coincide with Transformers 4, a new Transformers TV show will begin.
I’m not sure if I like this news at all. And not even just because Prime is a really good show, but because….a new show already? C’mon, its bad enough that we can’t go two years without a new Batman show, but at this rate, people will get maxed out on Transformers. And this is coming from a big Transformers fan! Not to mention that this new show will have a tough act to follow, since Prime has gotten praise from many fans, and has even won various awards.
Meanwhile, Beast Hunters will also be getting a 75-minute DTV film that will be released late this year. Presumably, the film would be a follow up to Beast Hunters. I hope it is used to wrap up any existing plot-lines.
Transformers: Prime: Beast Hunters will begin airing on The Hub this Spring, and will feature a new group of villains, the Predacons, led by Predaking, as we reported here.
Also of note: Beast Hunters will only be 13 episodes, as opposed to the first two seasons, which were 26 episodes each.