Animated Fast and Furious Show Coming to Netflix

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 24, 2018

Animated Fast and Furious Show Coming to Netflix

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 24, 2018

Netflix has announced it’s developing a cartoon spin-off show for Universal’s explosive Fast and Furious film franchise. While the streaming service features plenty of original content already, this is one for both car enthusiasts and Fast and Furious fans alike to watch out for.

However, the upcoming animated series won’t follow the adventures of Dominic Toretto and his crew. Instead, the unnamed cartoon series centres on Tony Toretto, Dom's teenage cousin, as he follows in the elder Toretto's footsteps.

The animated Fast and Furious series will see Tony and his friends recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league – serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.

The below screenshot offers our first look at the Fast and Furious animated series, which shows the street racing aspect of the blockbuster film franchise is to be well-represented.

The new animated series is part of an expanded agreement between Netflix and Dreamworks Animation. This partnership has already seen 14 original shows produced on the streaming service like Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters, with the unnamed Fast and Furious spin-off expected to join it in 2019.

“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, Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix. “The Fast and 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, humour and global appeal of the feature films.”

Whilst an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, Netflix’s own website lists it as coming in 2019 – which would put it out a year before Fast and Furious 9 arrives in April 2020. It will be followed be tenth film in the series to conclude the franchise – which is currently slated for April 2021.

In addition, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham will feature in a spin-off starring their Fast and Furious characters, Hobbs and Shaw. It’ll debut in theatres in July 2019.

The Fast and Furious franchise has continued to expand and grow since its debut in 2001, transforming from the street-racing, tuner and car culture scene to be an all-out action-packed blockbuster. The latest entry in the series, The Fate of The Furious, starred Charlize Theron as the lead villain Cipher, and released in theatres in April 2017.

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.