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.
“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.
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.