Animated “Fast & Furious” series from DreamWorks Animation coming to Netflix

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Netflix is about to kick things into high gear. The streaming service announced today that they will be producing an animated “Fast & Furious” series that will be developed by DreamWorks Animation.

The series will follow Tony Toretto, the younger cousin of Vin Diesel’s Dom, as “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.”

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

The series will be produced by Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, who also produce the live-action film franchise. Tim Hedrick, a writer for DreamWorks’ “Voltron: Legendary Defender” series, and Bret Haaland, producer of DreamWorks’ animated shows “All Hail King Julien” and “The Penguins of Madagascar,” will serve as executive producers and showrunners.

“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,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of kids and family for Netflix. “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.”

No date has currently been set for Netflix’s new animated “Fast & Furious” series from DreamWorks Animation.

Source: Variety

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