Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have announced that an animated series based on the Fast & Furious film franchise is currently in development.
The series is part of an extension of Netflix’s multi-year deal with Comcast-NBCUniversal (DreamWorks’ parent company) which is based on producing original animated kids and family content for the streaming service.
DreamWorks and Netflix have worked together on 14 original series including, DreamWorks Trollhunters from Guillermo del Toro, DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and All Hail King Julie. Netflix is set to release four additional animated series by DreamWorks later this year.
The partnership has earned Netflix and DreamWorks, 17 Emmy awards since 2013 and an additional 21 nominations at the 2018 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Here’s what the Fast & Furious animated series will be about:
Teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination. Tim Hedrick (DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. The series is also executive produced by Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan who also serve as producers on the live-action Fast & Furious franchise.
“We are thrilled to take our fantastic partnership with DreamWorks Animation to the next level with new opportunities from the vast library of Universal Pictures,” said Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family. “The Fast & Furious franchise is a global phenomenon beloved by audiences of all ages, and we 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 release date has been announced for the new animated series.
The first spin-off film in the Fast & Furious franchise called Hobbs & Shaw about characters Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham) is set to be released in July 2019 and directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, John Wick, Atomic Blonde).
While the ninth and tenth films would release on April 10, 2020, and April 2nd, 2021 respectively. The tenth film would serve as the final film in the Fast & Furious series.