Netflix will broadcast a Fast & Furious animated series through a partnership with DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures. Vin Diesel, an actor present since the first opus of the saga in cinema, is part of the project as executive producer. The anime will make us follow the adventures of Tony Toretto, cousin of Dominic Toretto, justly played by Vin Diesel in the films. Of course, it will still be about tuning, big cars and racing cars.
Credit: Netflix via The Hollywood Reporter
Netflix has commissioned an animated series Fast & Furious, reports The Hollywood Reporter, who has obtained a first visual to get an idea of what it will look like. The opportunity to find on the SVOD platform cars launched at full speed during clandestine races organized within cities.
The series will focus on Tony Toretto, a young cousin of Dominic Toretto, the main character in the films and played by Vin Diesel. Tony will be recruited by a U.S. government agency to infiltrate an illegal racing ring. And we are far from the small strikes who just want to make money with bets since we are talking about an organization that uses races as a cover to reach a much more ambitious goal: conquer the world (like Minus and Cortex).
Vin Diesel is part of the project as executive producer along with Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan. The showrunners are Tim Hendrick (Voltron: The Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (King Julian! The Chosen of the Lemurs), who have already directed anime for Netflix productions. For Fast & Furious, the SVOD service will collaborate with DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures, the latter having bought the animation studio in 2016. The platform has announced that it will continue to invest heavily in content, and the price of the Netflix subscription can be expected to rise further.