‘Red vs. Blue’ Final Season to Be Released as Feature-Length Movie After Rooster Teeth Shut Down by Warner Bros. Discovery

The battling factions of “Red vs. Blue” are getting one last adventure — in which they must team up to fight a common enemy — that will soon available on a screen near you, even though Rooster Teeth is closing its doors.

“Red vs. Blue: Restoration,” the 19th and final season of Rooster Teeth’s groundbreaking comedy sci-fi series, will be available starting May 7 in its entirety as an 87-minute feature-length film by Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

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The movie will be available on May 7 to purchase for $14.99 from Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and other electronic sell-through outlets, and available May 21 to rent digitally for $4.99.

WBDHE also released a teaser trailer of the forthcoming movie (watch below). Per the official synopsis: “When the universe’s greatest villain returns in a terrifying new form, old adversaries, the Reds and Blues of Blood Gulch, will have to set aside their differences to save the galaxy one last time.”

The move comes in the wake of the decision by Warner Bros. Discovery — Rooster Teeth’s most recent corporate parent — earlier this month to shut down the money-losing entertainment division, throwing RT’s employees and contributors out of work. WBD is looking to sell the catalog and intellectual property rights to “Red vs. Blue,” along with a handful of other popular Rooster Teeth productions like “RWBY” and “Gen:Lock.”

For the final chapter of “Red vs. Blue,” series co-creator and RT co-founder Burnie Burns returned after a four-year hiatus to pen the script, reuniting with director Matt Hullum to bring closure to the narrative that has spanned more than two decades.

“I’m thrilled to return for ‘Red vs. Blue: Restoration’ and to conclude this incredible 21-year journey with our longtime fans,” Burns said in a statement. Hullum added: “Red vs. Blue has been a cornerstone of Rooster Teeth’s legacy, and we’re immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”

“Red vs. Blue” is set in the universe of Xbox’s Halo game franchise, in which two teams, Red and Blue, engage in a perpetual conflict in a desolate canyon. Led by the bumbling Sarge and the cynical Church, the soldiers navigate absurd situations and misunderstandings with a mix of humor and sci-fi elements.

The show debuted in 2003, before YouTube launched. “Red vs. Blue,” in addition to establishing a popular digitally distributed entertainment franchise before the streaming revolution, was innovative in using machinima to create animations using video game engines. “Red vs. Blue: Restoration” was produced with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.

Watch the teaser trailer for “Red vs. Blue: Restoration”:

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