To me one of the key elements of Beast Wars was that it wasn't just "man vs. man" (or rather "robot vs robot"), but also "man vs. nature". I hope they keep that element, and keep the setting on a non-developed world.
That said, maybe they could have a tie-in like: It's Charlie, she grew and became an astronaut! She explores space with Bumblebee! Whoops, they accidentally went backwards in time, because of . . . science?? And are stuck on this Earth-like planet, that turns out to be ancient Earth. But there are also robots from the FUTURE there who keep saying things like "Whoa, ultra gear!" and "we're all gonna die."
Then Charlie could be the audience surrogate the production company thinks they need, plus they could sell even more Bumblebee toys.
But yeah, it'll probably just be BW characters on modern Earth.
Edited by blueskyscribe, 28 January 2020 - 12:13 PM.