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‘Fast & Furious’ Animated Series Coming To Netflix

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Netflix is working on an animated Fast & Furious series, the streaming giant has announced.

The series will be based on Universal Pictures’ popular film franchise.

The story follows Tony Torreto, the teenage cousin of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). Things get interesting when Tony and his friends are “recruited by  government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.”

The animated series comes from Netflix’s expanded deal with DreamWorks Animation.

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“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 the Universal films with fascinating new stories,” said Margie Cohn, president of Dreamworks Animation Television.

Tim Hedrick (Voltron) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as showrunners. Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan will serve as executive producers.

The eight live-action Fast & Furious films have earned $5 billion worldwide. Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off film staring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is set to debut next year.

The next two films in the series will hit theaters in 2020 and 2021.

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Ashley Carter
News junkie by profession, pop-culture junkie in life. A self-described TV fanatic, Ashley watches more television than should be humanly possible. Some of her favorites include Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things. She'll also watch almost anything from the BBC. When not watching TV or writing about it, you can find her at Disney World; she practically lives there.