Rooster Teeth came to Comic-Con@Home prepared. The WarnerMedia entertainment company revealed exclusive footage of upcoming animated series including RWBY Volume 8, Transformers: War for Cybertron, Red vs Blue: Zero, and Recorded by Arizal.
The reveals came during Rooster Teeth’s panel with Barbara Dunkleman (voice of Yang Xiao Long in RWBY), Kerry Shawcross (Director of RWBY), Yssa Badiola (Rooster Teeth Animation Director and Creator of Recorded by Arizal), Fiona Nova (voice of Agent One in Red vs. Blue: Zero, cast member of Achievement Hunter), Torrian Crawford (Animation Director and showrunner for Red vs. Blue: Zero), and F.J. DeSanto (Showrunner and Executive Producer for Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy).
Here is the rundown on the announcements:
Red vs. Blue: Zero will premiere this fall and star Achievement Hunter member Fiona Nova in the lead role of Agent One. Red vs. Blue: Zero is written and directed by first-time showrunner Torrian Crawford (Death Battle). In Red vs. Blue Zero, a mysterious syndicate leader known only as Zero seeks an Ultimate Power, and a ragtag team of heroes and misfits called SHATTER SQUAD must work together to save the galaxy.
Recorded by Arizal follows Arizal, a smart, inquisitive teenage girl on the brink of adulthood and in pursuit of her dream career – to become a Record Keeper. The 2D animated series is helmed by Rooster Teeth Animation Director Yssa Badiola. The series premiered on July 13 and runs until August 3.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy will premiered on Netflix on July 30. On their dying planet, the Autobots and Decepticons battle for control of the AllSpark in the Transformers universe’s origin story. Showrunner and executive producer F.J. DeSanto joined the panel to talk about the series and his experience working with Rooster Teeth Studios on the production.
Despite the pandemic, RWBY Volume 8 continues production from home and is premiering later this year. In Volume 8, our heroes’ worst fears have finally been realized: Salem is here, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the divided Kingdom of Atlas. Fear has turned friends into enemies, while doubt threatens to splinter humanity’s remaining allies. With both Salem and Ironwood stacking the odds against them, and the fate of Remnant at stake, it’s up to team RWBY to make their play before it’s too late. RWBY Director Kerry Shawcross and Barbara Dunkelman, voice of Yang Xiao Long, talked through the upcoming Volume and premiered a first look clip.
In addition, RWBY has several exciting pieces of merchandise coming out soon. The Volume 7 soundtrack launches July 31 on all streaming platforms and will be available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Good Smile Company and Rooster Teeth are partnering to release a collection of RWBY Pop Up Parade collectibles beginning with a Ruby figure. Pre-orders are available starting August 3 at www.goodsmileus.com. The series is also collaborating with artist Babs Tarr to release a limited collection of RWBY merch available later this year.
Watch Rooster Teeth’s Comic-Con@Home panel below for sneak peeks and behind the scenes footage for their upcoming animated series.
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