Following Warner Bros.’ announcement that it was closing down Eagle Teeth, many inquiries concerning the company’s properties surfaced, particularly in relation to Red Vs Blue. Following a four-year break, co-creator Bernie Burns and director Matt Hullum decided to give the online series—which was essentially the catalyst for the company’s inception—one last go-around. However, the publication of the series was called into question as WB chose to shut everything down, and there were worries it might turn out like Coyote vs. ACME. Completed and scheduled for a spring release, but shelved or destroyed.

    Fortunately, WB made the right decision and opted to release Red Vs. Blue: Restoration, the series’ last chapter. The last installment of the venerable franchise will be released as a single, 87-minute film on May 7 for $15 digital buy or $5 per rental on May 21. As we see the team gradually wrap up this one, enjoy this teaser trailer for the next installment.

    Red Vs. Blue‘s Legacy

    “Red vs Blue” was a long-running web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions. It’s a comedic science fiction series that uses the video game “Halo” as its visual engine. The show began in 2003 and was initially created by Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Gus Sorola, and Jason Saldana.

    The series is primarily set in the universe of the “Halo” video game franchise and follows the story of two opposing teams, the Reds and the Blues, engaged in a seemingly endless civil war in a desolate canyon. Despite the serious backdrop of war, the series is known for its humor, quirky characters, and witty dialogue.

    “Red vs Blue” became one of the first big successes in the realm of web series, gaining a large and dedicated fanbase over the years. It has evolved from its early days of simple machinima (using video game footage) to more complex storytelling with original animation and voice acting.

    Pioneering Machinima: “Red vs Blue” played a pivotal role in popularizing the concept of machinima, which involves creating films or animations using video game engines. It demonstrated the creative potential of this medium and inspired countless creators to explore similar techniques.

    Trailblazer in Web Series: As one of the earliest and most successful web series, “Red vs Blue” paved the way for a new era of online content creation. It showed that high-quality, original programming could thrive on the internet, outside the traditional realms of television and film.

    Community Engagement: The series fostered a vibrant and dedicated fanbase, engaging viewers through forums, conventions, and online discussions. This strong community connection contributed to its longevity and cultural impact.

    Evolution of Storytelling: Over its runtime, “Red vs Blue” evolved from a simple comedy series to a complex narrative with character development, intricate plots, and emotional depth. This evolution showcased the potential for online series to deliver compelling and immersive storytelling experiences.

    Influence on Entertainment Industry: “Red vs Blue” demonstrated that online content creators could achieve mainstream success and influence, leading to greater recognition and opportunities for web-based productions. It helped blur the lines between traditional and digital media, inspiring a shift in how entertainment is produced and consumed.

    Rooster Teeth’s Growth: The success of “Red vs Blue” contributed significantly to the growth of Rooster Teeth Productions, the company behind the series. It allowed Rooster Teeth to expand its operations, produce additional content, and become a major player in the online entertainment industry.