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Fast & Furious animated series coming to Netflix

by Brandon Russell | April 23, 2018

There will be three more movies in the Fast & Furious franchise (for a total of 10), plus a spinoff starring The Rock and Jason Statham. But if that wasn’t enough, Variety reports an animated series set in the Fast & Furious universe is being made for Netflix.

The show will be produced by DreamWorks Animation Television, the same studio behind Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender. According to Variety, the show will follow a teenager named Tony Toretto, the cousin of Dom Toretto, as he and his friend infiltrate an elite racing league that serves as the front for a crime organization.

“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 Margie Cohn, president of DreamWorks Animation Television.

It’s unclear if the show will crossover with the movies, though Variety reports Vin Diesel will serve as executive producer.

The Fast & Furious franchise has grown from a movie about street racing to a worldwide phenomenon, with each successive film more successful than the last. Aside from The Avengers, it collects arguably the strongest cast of international movie stars, and features some of the most over-the-top action in cinema.

Which is exactly why the franchise continues to endure years after its debut in 2001. No release date has been revealed. For now, fans can look forward to the franchise’s ninth film to hit theaters in July 2019.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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