Fast & Furious is coming to Netflix. Not just the latest movie or the back-catalog of flicks we’ve already seen, but with a new animated series.
The as-yet unnamed series is set to center around Dominic Toretto’s teenage cousin Tony. The story has the young Toretto and his friends recruited by government agents to infiltrate an elite racing league. But the scene is just a front for a criminal syndicate.
The show’s being done by DreamWorks Animation. The studio was recently acquired by Comcast-NBCUniversal, which in turn owns the multi-billion-dollar Fast & Furious franchise.
Vin Diesel Produces
We don’t have much else in the way of details, but the teaser image shown here suggests it could be broadcast (or webcast) in 3D. Vin Diesel serves as an executive producer. So do Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, who produced the live-action films. And DreamWorks has its own producers Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland on the project as well.
“We are excited to extend 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,” said DreamWorks Animation president Margie Cohn. “Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.”
The cartoon show (if you can call it that) isn’t the only new installment in the works. The next film is set to reach a theater near you in July 2019, followed by the ninth and tenth chapters in April 2020 and 2021, respectively. So fans of the action-packed franchise have a lot to look forward to.