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DreamWorks Revs Up ‘Fast & Furious’ Series for Netflix

Series based on Universal’s long-running live-action auto-action series part of an expansion of the studio’s deal with the streaming service.

DreamWorks will produce ‘Fast & Furious,’ based on the hit Universal action movie series, for Netflix.

Get ready to put the pedal to the metal, as DreamWorks Animation Television is producing for Netflix a Fast & Furious series based on the Universal Studios hit movie franchise.

The series is being executive produced by feature series producers Vin Diesel, Neal Moritz and Chris Morgan. Tim Hedrick (DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as executive producers and showrunners.

Extending the five-year deal between DreamWorks Animation TV and Netflix, the series is the studio’s first based on a franchise from Universal Studios, which acquired DreamWorks Animation in 2016. DreamWorks will continue to develop animated series based on original and acquired brands.

Fast & Furious will focus on teenage Tony Toretto, who wants to follow in the footsteps of his cousin, Dom, when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league that is a front for a crime organization bent on world domination.

“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,” said Margie Cohn, 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.”

DreamWorks has delivered 14 original series under its deal with Netflix, including Trollhunters, Spirit Riding Free and All Hail King Julien. Four more series are set to debut in 2018.

Source: DreamWorks Animation Television, Netflix

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.