'Fast and Furious, Spy Racers': Release date, plot, teaser and everything you need to know about the Netflix animated series
DreamWorks and Netflix announced the development of the new series at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. Tim Hendrick and Bret Haaland will serve as both executive producers and showrunners. Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan round up as executive producers.
The world of 'Fast and Furious' gave us fast cars, breath-taking action, and some lovely ladies, who weren't afraid of getting a little grease under their fingernails. The eight installments have delivered consistently and a spin-off, 'Hobbs and Shaw', starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham has garnered a lot of attention already.
However, one question remained. What about an animated series? The thought isn't surprising considering the action blockbusters have borrowed heavily from racing games. Guess DreamWorks and Netflix decided to do something about it and announced the development of a new series Thursday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.
Here's what we know about the animated series so far.
Officially titled, 'Fast and Furious: Spy Racers', the series will probably vroom in by the end of the year.
Here is the official synopsis released by DreamWorks: "Fast and Furious: Spy Racers expands the high-octane action in [an] all-new animated series as 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."
It is still unclear if the series will have any actual connection to the movie universe. While we can be pretty sure that there are multiple references to the characters in the film, there is no official confirmation if we'll see Tony cross paths with his cousin Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel in the movies) and Co. Since the late Paul Walker as Bryan Earl Spilner was an integral part of the 'Fast and Furious' family, it would be great if the animated series has Paul's cousin (if there is one) as part of the series.
It is yet to be officially confirmed as to who will voice Tony, but with the big announcement being made, it is only a matter of time before cast details emerge. We'll keep you posted on the details.
Tim Hendrick ('Voltron: Legendary Defender') and Bret Haaland ('All Hail King Julien') will serve as both executive producers and showrunners. Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan round up as executive producers.
DreamWorks also dropped in a teaser at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and even though less than half-a-minute long, the clip is enough to let us know it will have the adrenaline-pumping stunts that the movies dished out. Guess the supercharger obsession runs in the Torettos as the teaser shows a glimpse of a custom Dodge Charger in the teaser.
The animated series announcement comes after the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by NBCUniversal. The first look teaser was based on Universal Pictures film properties.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Fast and Furious: Spy Racers'.
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