Netflix has been giving the go-ahead for a ton of shows this year and debuting even more, expanding their content slate at an exponential rate. Their latest project however, might be one of their most interesting so far. Vareity reports that in an partnership with DreamWorks Animation Television, Netflix has given the ~green light~ to an animated Fast and Furious series.
The series is set to follow Vin Diesel's character Tony Toretto during his teenage years. Toretto and cousin Dom 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."
The Muppet Babies of the Fast and Furious world doesn't currently have a release date, but it has already landed its showrunners, Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland. DreamWorks and Netflix's multi-year deal has yielded series adapted from The Croods, Home, Shrek, and How to Train Your Dragon.
“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 president of DreamWorks Animation Television Margie Cohn. “Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.”
Three producers fromthe ongoing film series, Vin Diesel, Neal Mortiz, and Chris Morgan, will also serve as executive producers. It's unclear if any of the actors behind the film series will be involved in the voice talent. The movie series has earned over $5 billion at the box office worldwide across eight films.