Netflix Is Developing An Animated "Fast & Furious" Series
24 April 2018, 16:14
And it sounds AMAZING
Apparently, Netflix have ordered a Fast & Furious series. Not only that – but it’s going to be a cartoon.
The company is expanding their deal with DreamWorks Animation Television, and this is their first series under the new expansion.
Margie Cohn, the president of DreamWorks Animation Television, said “We are excited to extent and expand our successful relationship with Netflix by not only delivering more high-quality DreamWorks programming, but connecting fans of Universal films with fascinating new stories.”
She added, “Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning”.
In terms of the story, it will follow a teenager called Tony Toretto who, following in the footsteps of his cousin Dom (Vin Diesel in the films), is recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a crime organisation who are – wait for it – “bent on world domination”.
The Fast & Furious series is pretty massive at this point, with the eighth film being released in July 2019 and the ninth and tenth landing in April 2020 and April 2021 respectively. The VP of Kids and Family for Netflix, Melissa Cobb, said that the franchise is “a global phenomenon beloved by audiences of all ages” and that they “can’t wait to get started on the new animated series that will capture the action, heart, humour and global appeal of the feature films.”
No word yet on when it’ll drop, but it’s pretty exciting news!