We’ve got some interesting news for Transformers Cyberverse, the upcoming new Transformers series. We’ve known for a while that Windblade would be in the series as an ally to Bumblebee – and it looks like Slipstream will be joining the Decepticon side. Lianne Marie Dobbs posted on Instagram, announcing that she would be voicing Slipstream, in a recording session where she recorded in Miami with the director and writer joining in virtually from NYC and LA respectively – which itself is a testament to how far the technology of recording sessions has come in 35 years.
In the post on Instagram, Lianne Marie Dobbs makes reference to a pair of interesting factoids about Transformers Cyberverse, and we’ll reproduce the full quote below:
Recorded episodes for Transformers: Cyberverse, as Slipstream, the female Decepticon in charge of the Seekers.
It’s the last part that is interesting. As well as confirming Slipstream will be in the show, it confirms that she has stepped up to lead the Seekers – as well as the more obvious reveal, we’re getting Seekers in Cyberverse! Slipstream being their leader rather than the role going to Starscream hints that while Cyberverse is generally going for the Generation 1 approach, the writers are also mixing things up, so it is not impossible that the Seekers this time out might sport a different lineup too (or be generics). It’s also nice to see some more female representation in the series, and who knows, perhaps we can get Strongarm or even a new female character added to the cast as it goes.
Moreover, we cannot help but speculate if Slipstream’s inclusion might lead to her being a foil for Windblade, less because they’re both female characters, and more because they are both flight type characters. Not to mention – will Slipstream leading the Seekers provide some much-needed intra-Decepticon drama with her butting heads with Starscream? We’ll find out when we get to see Transformers Cyberverse later this year.
For those wanting to know more about the voice behind the Decepticon, according to the IMDB, Lianne Marie Dodd’s previous voice credits include various roles in the Pokemon series, as well as other roles including in 30 Rock, Black Mask, and Surprise, as well as a resume that includes a variety of theater roles.