Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have announced an upcoming Fast & Furious animated series, the first series in an expansion of their ongoing multiyear deal for original animated kids and family programming.
Following Comcast-NBCUniversal’s acquisition of the animation studio, the relationship has been expanded to include a first look at DreamWorks Animation animated series based on Universal film properties, like the multibillion dollar Fast & Furious franchise. DreamWorks will also continue creating series based on original and acquired IP.
The expansion builds upon a successful five-year relationship that has seen 14 original series debut on the service, including DreamWorks’ Trollhunters from Guillermo del Toro, DreamWorks’ Spirit Riding Free and All Hail King Julien, with an additional four series slated to debut on Netflix in 2018.
The Fast & Furious films have earned more than US$5 billion at the worldwide box office, with the Universal Pictures’ record-smashing homegrown franchise the studio’s most profitable and longest-running one.
The next film in the Fast & Furious franchise hits theatres in July 2019, while chapters 9 and 10 arrive in April 2020 and April 2021.