Fast and Furious: From movies to animated series on Netflix.
From 2001 to 2017, The Fast and the Furious franchise
had released eight films, three short films and even theatrical presentations "Fast and Furious Live". This series saga is very successful and is one of the most popular sagas in the history of cinema with its main character Dom Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. And it is not the end, Netflix prepares an animated series based on the Fast and Furious movies. Good or bad news for Fast and Furious fans? In order to know more about it, we are going to talk about the success of the franchise, then we will see how a cartoon broadcasted on Netflix can be possible, and to finish we will introduce you what we know about the content of the cartoon.
Fast and Furious: a history of success.
In 2001, it is the first time that Vin Diesel and his crew appeared on our screens. This film, based on New York street clubs that race Japanese cars late at night, is the first of the series of eight films. Directed by Rob Cohen and produced by Neal H. Moritz, they didn't expect such success for a first movie. With an estimated $38 million budget, Fast and Furious, set in Los Angeles, earned more than $200 million worldwide. A great success which allowed to release 7 other films. The most successful Fast and Furious is the seventh. With the death of Paul Walker, a lot of people were affected by this terrible event. Moreover, he died from a car accident. A real coincidence which makes this moment very special. It is one of the reasons that Fast and Furious 7 knew this great success. It is currently the top 7 of the most successful films in the history of cinema with $1.15 billion at the box office. This number is a very beautiful tribute to this angel driving a car between the clouds.
The Fast and Furious franchise is currently the sixth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion. The next opus is expected in 2020 and will be the ninth. Moreover, Vin Diesel announced the release of the tenth film in 2021. It will be the last one of this series.
Netflix / Fast and Furious: How is it possible?
While Fast and Furious is one of the most successful series all over the world and in the history of cinema, a Fast and Furious animated series will appear on Netflix. Why and how Netflix decides to broadcast it?
On 23 April 2018, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television announced an upcoming Fast and Furious animated series. In 2015, they announced the expansion of their multi-year deal and today it is one of the bets and the projects of this deal.
Dreamworks Animation will work on the series and Netflix will broadcast it. For the first time, DreamWorks Animation will work on a Universal film property and it is not the less known. Both parts look very happy about this future animated series and underline their successful relationship. According to Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family, this franchise is a global phenomenon that adults, kids, teenagers love. From DreamWorks Animation Television, through the President words, we learn that Fast and Furious is only the beginning of this kind of projects.
Can Netflix and DreamWorks Animation make the Fast and Furious animated series a success?
3) Fast and Furious animated series: What is the content?
All fans want live through the Fast and Furious animated series
the action, heart humor and global appeal of the feature films. It is a real bet from Netflix and DreamWork Animation because even if the Fast and Furious franchise was a real success, it is never easy to adapt very successful series.
In order to take up the challenge, the story will follow a teenager Tony Toretto. He is the cousin of Dom Toretto. Tony is not really different from his cousin as he and his friend are recruited by a government agency. His mission: infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious criminal organization bent on world domination.
This is all we know about the content of the future animated series for the moment. However, concerning the staff, VinDiesel, Neal Morit, and Chris Morgan will serve as executive producers. They will be accompanied by Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland.
Fast and Furious is one of the most franchise worldwide. Today, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation want to take up a new challenge with this animated series. Will be this animated series a great success?