For those that don’t know, RWBY is a hybrid 3d animated/anime production made by Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth. The show was an instant success, spawning an audience of thousands and a following that spurred cosplay, fan art, and hundreds of fanfics.
But the show suddenly met an unfortunate speed bump when its creator Monty Oum died of an allergic reaction from a medical procedure. It shocked the internet world to its core and left fans wondering what was going to happen to the show.
But Rooster Teeth has announced that the show WILL go on. Rooster Teeth’s head of animation, Gray Haddock had this to say:
Given the excitement and questions that came out of PAX East over the weekend (sorry we couldn’t be there!), maybe now would be a good time to talk briefly about the future of RWBY’s production.
RWBY Volume 3 will indeed premiere this year. While the animation crew is hard at work on RvB13, RWBY is returning to the early stages of pre-production. Kerry and Miles are getting ready to dive into the scripts, and I’m talking to the guys about pre-viz. Meanwhile, Shane’s already choreographing a new fight sequence (Argh – want to tease this matchup so much! Let’s just say Yang intends to teach someone a well-deserved lesson), and our tenacious tech team is getting the production pipeline ready.
For those wondering, Monty was heavily involved in shaping the future of the world of Remnant. His story ideas will live on, and you will also be able to see some of the animation he’d begun working on for Volume 3. The team has known for some time the direction in which the next volumes are headed, and Rooster Teeth is committed to bringing these tales to you.
So, while it’s too early to go into any further detail, be assured that the adventures of Ruby Rose and her friends will continue as planned. ‘Til then, please keep sharing your writing, art and photos. They mean so much, now more than ever. They keep us going, and we love seeing them as much as we love sharing our stories with you.
Gray, Kerry, and Miles