The first-ever Fast & Furious animated show speeds onto Netflix later this month.
Fast & Furious is one of the most profitable franchises in Hollywood, so it isn't surprising the series is expanding with new spin-offs to capitalize on its enduring popularity. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, 'Hobbs and Shaw' was the first Fast & Furious spin-off film released back in the summer. This month, there's going to be another new spin-off called 'Fast & Furious: Spy Racers' airing on Netflix.
What sets 'Spy Racers' apart, however, is that it's the first animated Fast & Furious show aimed at younger gearheads. We got our first look at 'Spy Racers' in a brief teaser back in the summer, and now Universal and DreamWorks Animation have released the first trailer.
Judging from the trailer, 'Fast & Furious: Spy Racers' retains all the hallmarks that make the films so successful: hi-octane auto action, comedy, and, of course, family. It should be a fun watch for younger gearheads.
Being an animated show, the car stunts are even crazier and less realistic. We get to see cars driving over rooftops, jumping off boats, and racing on city streets as a nod to the franchise's roots. Ironically, 'Spy Racers' will probably have more street racing action than some of the more recent action-focused Fast & Furious films.
The cars aren't licensed, sadly, but they are clearly based on real-life models. One of the muscle cars in the trailer, for example, appears to be heavily inspired by a Dodge Challenger, and there are also plenty of custom vehicles.
'Spy Racers' stars Tony Toretto, the cousin of Dominic Toretto, voiced by Tyler Posey. Toretto and his group of "spy racers" are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate SH1FT3R, "an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination." Vin Diesel may not be in the show, but he acts as executive producer alongside Neal H. Moritz and Chris Morgan. His daughter also voices one of the characters in the show. Fast & Furious: Spy Racers speeds onto Netflix worldwide on December 26.