Netflix Orders Animated Fast & Furious Series From DreamWorks

Netflix has teamed with DreamWorks to announce an animated series based on the Fast & Furious movie franchise. The animated series is Netflix's latest involvement with DreamWorks, which has offered a variety of content on the streaming platform for years. The new Fast & Furious show "will capture the action, heart, humor and global appeal of the feature films," according to Netflix.

In 2016, Comcast-NBCUniversal purchased DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind a variety of animated movies. Netflix has offered shows from the company since 2013, including things like All Hail King Julien, DreamWorks Trollhunters, and more. It has been a fruitful relationship for Netflix, which has received 17 Emmy awards for the content.

The Fast & Furious movies, meanwhile, have been a huge success for Universal, which isn't ready to let the franchise retire. DreamWorks will create the animated series based on the movie franchise and Netflix says it will get "first look access" for the content. The Fast & Furious franchise is only the first among multiple Universal properties that'll get the DreamWorks treatment.

According to Netflix, this new animated show revolves around Tony Toretto, teenage cousin of Dom, who is recruited alongside his friends into a government agency that wants to infiltrate a racing team working for "a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination."

Talking about the new deal is Netflix VP of Kids and Family Melissa Cobb, who says:

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. 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.

SOURCE: Netflix