Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television announced a “Fast & Furious” animated series, the first series in an expansion of their ongoing multi-year deal for original animated kids and family programming. The logline: Teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when 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.
Tim Hedrick (DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. The series is also executive produced by Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan who also serve as producers on the live-action Fast & Furious franchise.
The expansion builds upon a five year relationship that has seen 14 original series debut on Netflix, including DreamWorks “Trollhunters” from Guillermo del Toro, DreamWorks “Spirit Riding Free” and “All Hail King Julien,” with an additional four series slated to debut on Netflix in 2018.
“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. “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.”