Well, it’s happening. The Fast & Furious series is finally shaking off the heavy chains of grounded reality and will now have its own cartoon courtesy of DreamWorks Animation. And it’s coming to Netflix. I knew Monday would bring challenges, but this one caught me off guard.
And listen to this synopsis:
Teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.
I’m pretty ride or die for F&F in general, but I’m probably going to give this one a pass. After all the branding, it’s still going to just be a cartoon about race cars. If they come up with any significant ties to the film series I’m all for it. But I kind of doubt this is going to be a show featuring lots of Corona and tuna fish sandwiches. They may get Vin Diesel in for a cameo now and then, but I can’t imagine more than that.
Which is too bad, because there is a ton of F&F backstory a series like this could exploit. Just imagine a cartoon about the early adventures of Han and Dom! But no. We’re getting Tony Toretto instead.