Fast and Furious Gets Animated on Netflix

There is no denying that The Fast and the Furious franchise has been an overwhelming success. Spanning almost two decades, the series continues to break box office records and cultivate major Hollywood movie stars. Now, the franchise is taking the leap from the big screen to the drawing board. A The Fast and the Furious animated series is coming to Netflix.

This project will be overseen by new Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition, DreamWorks. President of DreamWorks Animated Television, Margie Cohn, stated,

“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. Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.”

The news of this project comes on the heels of Netflix announcing that they plan to bring more adult-oriented cartoons to their catalog.

Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix, Melissa Cobb spoke about this groundbreaking partnership,

“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 & 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.”

Here is the official description of the animated series:

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.

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