Netflix has officially announced that a new animated series based on the Fast & Furious franchise is set to premiere next month. The streaming giant even released the official poster highlighting the animated series.
Titled “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers”, the upcoming animated web television series will further expand the franchise with a new entry. This time, the focus is on Anthony “Tony” Toretto, young cousin to franchise protagonist, Dominic Toretto (portrayed in live-action by Vin Diesel), as he is recruited by a government agency to lead a crew consisting of his friends, street racers and secret agents in order to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a criminal organization.
Actor Tyler Posey (MTV’s Teen Wolf) both stars and voices Tony Toretto. He will be joined by actors Camille Ramsey as Layla Gray, an underground racer, Luke Youngblood as Frostee Benson, a 13-year old tech genius, Charlet Chung as Echo, a natural spy, Jorge Diaz as Cisco Renaldo, the team’s muscle, Similce Diesel (Vin’s real-life daughter) as Sissy Benson, Frostee’s sister and
Renée Elise Goldsberry as Ms. Nowhere, the team’s secret agent liaison (think Kurt Russel‘s female counterpart). Rounding out the cast are Manish Dayal as Sashi Dhar, leader of the rival racing team and
Jimmy Tatro as Mitch, described as “the local knucklehead”.
Below are exclusive still images of scenes from the series, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, as well as a principal cast photo via shared by Chung on social media:
Netflix acquired the rights from Universal Pictures and the series after the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. Universal had expressed interest in expanding and developing stories within the Fast & Furious franchise. And more so, following the success of Hobbs & Shaw, their first foray as the franchise’s spin-off.
Diesel nor his character will be appearing in any capacity on the animated series. Except through his daughter, Similce, who has a crucial role. However, he is listed with serving as executive producer alongside business partners Tim Hedrick, Bret Haaland, and Chris Morgan. Hedrick and Haaland will also serve as showrunners.
The animated series is set to premiere on December 26, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly