I think most of my trepidation remains in the core concept of the series:
That Beast Wars is seemingly forever linked to time travel and fussing with G1. I’m disappointed that all the brief peaks we saw in the cartoon series concerning the nature of Pax Cybertronia are being sidelined in favor of a story concept this franchise segment seems incapable of escaping.
I would LOVE to see a series explore the world/galaxy that the Maximals and Predacons exist in. What kind of environment exists that the Maximals are still sending out scientific ships while in a Cold War with the Predacons? Why would the Maximal Command burden an inexperienced starship captain with trying to dispose of something as dangerous as Protoform X? What IS the legacy of the Autobots and Decepticons? We’ve never really seen the classic G1 stuff approached in terms of its legacy (as we tend to talk about the Civil or Revolutionary Wars), aside from some brief stuff in the Ironhide mini series.
Some of the best G1 fiction came about BECAUSE they were willing to step away from the traditional narrative of “Autobots vs Decepticons on Earth”. I’m hoping Beast Wars is given the same chance.