Here is something that will make you less sad about the fact we have only two Fast and the Furious movies left ahead of us (if we are to trust Vin Diesel). Netflix handed out a straight-to-series order for an animated show that will be based on this popular franchise. The series is a part of a deal Netflix made with DreamWorks Animation, which gave them a first-look at projects based on Universal film properties.
According to the synopsis revealed by Netflix, Fast and the Furious animated series will revolve around “teenager Tony Toretto, who 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.”
You can check out the first screenshot from the series below.
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“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,” Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family, said in a statement. “The Fast and the 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, humor and global appeal of the feature films.”
Tim Hedrick (Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as the showrunners, while Vin Diesel joins as an executive producer alongside Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan.
The Fast and the Furious film series has seen eight movies being released in the last 16 years, and has earned more than $5 billion at the box office. The two next installments in the series, which are supposed to round up the original story, are set for release in 2020 and 2021. There is also a spinoff movie in the works, Hobbs & Shaw, which will revolve around characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw and is scheduled for release on July 26th, 2019.