Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise do not have to wait between big budget blockbusters for their share of frenzied car chases, muscular heroes and gravity-defying vehicle stunts. On Monday, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announced an animated Fast & Furious series. The series will be the action-franchise's first foray into episodic storytelling, introducing new characters never before seen in the film universe.
According to the press release, the series follows teen Tony Toretto, Dominic's little cousin "Dom" Toretto, who plays in Vin Diesel's films. He and his crew are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate a racing league secretly controlled by a criminal organization. The bad guys, of course, rely on world domination unless Tony and his friends can stop them ̵
The show is executive produced by animation veterans Tim Hendrick, who participated in Voltron Legendary Defender (another series in which teens save the world) and Bret Haaland from the Madagascar – Spinoff series All Hail King Julien . The producers behind the incredibly successful live action films – Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan – also produce the animated series.
Unlike PG-13 rated films, which often include strong language, sexual situations, and violence, the animated series was developed by Netflix and DreamWorks in the Children and Family Program. This is probably good news for parents with small children who love the fast & furious line of toys and children's goods – think backpacks, action figures and toy cars – but the idea that their kid sees Diesel and Dwayne Rock "Johnson comes in all fights The decision to focus on a younger teen cousin from Dom makes it easier to target the content to a younger audience.
For long-time movie fans, it should come as no surprise that Tony Toretto also relies on cars Because the passion seems to be in the family, Dom tells Brian in The Fast and the Furiou that his father was in the Stock Car Racetrack. "Doms father died as a competitor during the One race deliberately cut off his car and the vehicle crashed and caught fire According to Vulture, Dom in Fast Five claimed that his father spent his days in an Au towerkstatt spent. The ability to maneuver fast cars also extends to Dom's sister Mia, who in Fast Five is more than capable of standing behind the wheel. Dom's cousin Fernando, who lives in Cuba, is also considered capable of keeping an old scrap car long after his expected expiration date in Fate of the Furious .
It remains to be seen if any of the popular characters from the live-action movies will be featured in the animated series. At this point in the franchise there is a rich carpet of friends and enemies that the cartoon could win for special guest appearances.
To date, there have been eight Fast and Furious films and, according to the press release, the franchise has earned more than $ 5 billion in global box office. The next planned film in the film universe is a spin-off Hobbs & Shaw focusing on the characters of Johnson and Jason Statham. It is currently scheduled for release in July 2019.
The cartoon will be good for fans who can not expect more from the franchise. The press release reports that Fast 9 and 10 are not due to be released before April 2020 and April 2021 – this is a long time to wait for further high-pressure car chases.