Dreamworks are developing an animated Fast & Furious series for streaming subscription service, Netflix. Will focus on Dom’s cousin Tony Toretto.
The Fast & Furious series of films are inexplicably popular and hugely lucrative. Offering a tried and trusted formula of fast cars, sex appeal and a prominent cast, its popularity since debuting in 2001 have made it one of the highest grossing franchises in movie history.
With a ninth instalment set to hit cinemas in 2020, and a spin-off film focussing on Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) set to precede it, it looks like there’s still plenty more to come.
Indeed, word on the quarter mile is that Universal have turned to DreamWorks Animation to develop an animated spin-off television series for streaming service Netflix.
Franchise regular Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto on the big screen, is onboard as an executive producer alongside Neal Moritz (The Fast and Furious producer) and Chris Morgan (Furious 7 writer). DreamWorks’ Tim Hendrick and Bret Haaland will be running the show.
The show is set to focus on Dom’s cousin, Tony Toretto. Toretto and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate and expose an elite racing league which acts as a cover for a crime organisation.
None of the regular cast are attached to the series as of yet, but expect to catch a few cameos along the way.