At TFCon2019, Marty Isenberg (story editor) and Eric Siebenaler (TF designer) revealed that not only would they love to continue work on TFA if given the opportunity, but that Hasbro does
listen to what the fans want to an extent. They claimed that if the fans truly want the show to continue, they should keep discussion and love for the show alive and loud and let Hasbro know at all opportunities they'd like to see it continue. To quote someone who attended their TFA panel on March 16th 2019 (just to remind you this news is pretty fresh):
"They said while Hasbro is constantly looking forward, they're paying attention to what direction the fans want to go in. They left it at they're still very, very interested in continuing Animated, but they need us to get Hasbro's attention." ... "Mainly [to get Hasbro's attention], they said make a ruckus in the forums. The panelists reiterated the fact that Hasbro keeps an eye on fan sites, and the best way to get their attention then is by keeping the discussion going and by making it apparent that we do want more Animated content."[Source 1][Source 2][Source 3]
Transformers Animated is widely claimed as one of the best Transformers cartoons to date and is loved by many, many
fans. It was cut short in anticipation of Rise of the Fallen, with it's third season being rushed and it's fourth season shut down very early in it's development. The fanbase remains strong even with the ten year anniversary of it's last episode in May fast approaching, and fans across social media are already jumping at the idea of a continuation of their favorite series. Some fans are even encouraging others to make a ruckus on April 11th especially, lighting up social media with support for the show and sending Hasbro messages of interest in the idea.
If you are one of the many who would like to see the show return, now is your chance! Official sources say Hasbro is open to the idea, but they need fan encouragement. Stream TFA where it's available, discuss the show on popular Transformers fan sites and post your love for the show on social media and @ Hasbro! Spread and share your fanart, fanfics, theories, or just a classic cry of support.
You can even take part in the aforementioned fan event on April 11th if you'd like.
Y'all are more than welcome to share this news around as well, the more people shouting their love for TFA from the virtual rooftops the better, but don't forget to link the sources for the claims if you do!
There have been many rumors of the show returning over the years, but this time we have confirmation from the crew and it's important to include not only the sources but the information that this is recent. Otherwise people might blow this off as a rumor, and we could miss our chance.
Go make some noise!
- Mod Cozy