Fast & Furious Animated Series Set for Netflix


Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have unveiled a new animated show based on the hit live-action film franchise Fast & Furious as part of their ongoing agreement for original animated kids’ and family content.

In the series, a teen and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a crime organization. Tim Hedrick (DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) are executive producers and showrunners alongside EPs Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan, who produced the movies.

This is part of a newly expanded deal that gives Netflix a first look at DreamWorks Animation programming inspired by Universal films. DreamWorks will also continue to make shows based on original and acquired IP.

“We are thrilled to take our fantastic partnership with DreamWorks Animation to the next level with new opportunities from the vast library of Universal Pictures,” said Melissa Cobb, the VP of kids and family at Netflix. “The Fast & Furious franchise is a global phenomenon beloved by audiences of all ages, and we can’t wait to get started on the new animated series that will capture the action, heart, humor and global appeal of the feature films.”

“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,” added Margie Cohn, the president of DreamWorks Animation Television. “Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning.”