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The spin-offs are coming from every direction these days. A new Fast and Furious animated series has been ordered at Netflix, according to Variety.
The storyline will follow Dom Toretto’s cousin, Tony Toretto, who’s basically a younger version of Dom. Tony and his crew will be recruited by the government to infiltrate an elite racing league and expose the crime syndicate behind it.
The project is the result of Netflix’s ongoing partnership with DreamWorks Animation Television which is newly owned by Universal Studios. DreamWorks Animation TV President Margie Cohn predicted more shows based off Universal movies could be in the works as well:
“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. Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast and Furious is only the beginning.”
The Fast and Furious franchise already has three movies planned at Universal: the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw (2019), and the ninth and tenth Fast and Furious sequels — set for release dates in 2020 and 2021. Vin Diesel has said the tenth film will be the last.
Call us skeptical, but we’re betting on watching new Fast and Furious movies for the rest of our lives. The $5 billion franchise may lose stars like Diesel, but it has proven bigger than the actors. This animated series, as Cohn says, is just the beginning. Look out for a full reboot of the franchise after Diesel leaves, and more. Perhaps we’ll see a live-action version of Tony Toretto.
Head over to Variety for more details about the Fast and Furious animated series.
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