Fast & Furious, the award-winning franchise, is soon getting an animated spin-off series. Two popular production companies- Netflix and Dreamworks have come together to make the spin-off a reality and have released the first teaser of the animated series which is called Fast & Furious: Spy Racers. The series focuses on a teenager named Tonny Toretto who follows in the footsteps of this cousin Dom (Vin Diesel).
A government agency recruited him and his friends and gave a mission to infiltrate an elite racing league which is actually a cover for a nefarious crime organisation that wants to achieve world domination. The executive producer on the series is Vin Diesel. He is alongside Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan and with Tim Hedrick and Brett Haaland as showrunners.
The teaser is a fifteen-second video released at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and consists of brief flashes of footage from the film. Unfortunately, all that can be gathered from the footage is that the series will partly be set in Los Angeles and a standard Fast & Furious scene of two cars racing each other.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers marks the beginning of multiple attempts to broaden the Fast & Furious franchise adding to the first live-action spin-off – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw starring Dwyane Jhonson and Jason Statham, set to be released in August. A female live-action spin-off is also on the way with three female screenwriters and is likely to be centred on Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty Ortiz. The main franchise is also set to receive two more films scheduled to be released for 2020 and 2021 with director Justin Lin making a comeback.