[TV] Series Based On Turbo To Debut On Netflix
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.12.2013
Coming Soon reports that Netflix and Dreamworks Animation have announced that Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), based on the studio's film Turbo, will debut on Netflix in December.
This will be the first ever original Netflix series for kids.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, said: "Families love Netflix, so creating an original series for kids was a natural for us. And we're doing it in a big way by adapting Turbo, this year's DreamWorks Animation summer tentpole movie. DreamWorks Animation has a long track record of creating incredibly successful characters and stories that delight people of all ages. We're thrilled to add Turbo the series as well as all new DreamWorks Animation films, starting with their 2013 slate, to Netflix."
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks Animation's CEO, added: "Netflix boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids television. They pioneered a new model for TV dramas with House of Cards, and now together, we're doing the same thing with kids' programming. DreamWorks is thrilled to be part of the television revolution."
The film, which will be released on July 19, followed a snail who gets the ability to move super fast and goes to compete in the Indianapolis 500. The film stars Ryan Reynolds , Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena , Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader , Richard Jenkins , Ken Jeong , Michelle Rodriguez , Maya Rudolph , Ben Schwartz , Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson.
Here's a synopsis of the TV series: Turbo's pursuit of racing greatness continues in Turbo: F.A.S.T.: an episodic animated television series that picks up where the feature film leaves off. It showcases the world-traveling exploits of our snail hero and his tricked-out racing crew as they master outrageous new stunts and challenge any villain unlucky enough to cross their path.
In addition to Turbo: F.A.S.T., new Dreamworks Animation feature films will be made available for Netflix customers in the US starting with their 2013 line-up.