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Fast & Furious animated series heading to Netflix

Fast & Furious 8

Story by Jack Foley

NETFLIX has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures for a new animated TV series based on The Fast and the Furious franchise.

The animated show 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.

The series is the first to come out of a newly expanded deal that gives the streaming giant a first-look at DreamWorks Animation shows based on Universal film properties.

Commenting on the announcement, Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family and Netflix, said: “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.

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, humour and global appeal of the feature films.”

Tim Hedrick (DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as executive producers and showrunners.

Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, who also serve as producers on the live-action Fast and the Furious franchise, will also executive produce the animated show.

The Fast & Furious film franchise has already unspooled eight films and grossed $5 billion worldwide. The ninth and 10th films in the franchise bow in April 2020 and April 2021.

The most recent was Fast & Furious 8.