Vin Diesel is keen to keep things going and to do it he may be planning a Fast & Furious TV series.
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Vin Diesel is keen to keep things going and to do it he may be planning a Fast & Furious TV series. Who could blame him? His Fast & Furious franchise has seen eight movies to date with a ninth scheduled (barring another COVID interruption) to be released next year on May 28, 2021. This after an initial May 22, 2020 date that was then moved to April 2, 2021, finally ending (we hope) on that May date.
The plan for the Fast & Furious TV series, according to various unnamed sources, will be for Diesel to return in a limited series to a streaming service. The show would continue to follow the adventures of Vin’s Dominic Toretto and as many of his extended family as he can pull along with him.
Even though a streaming service has not been formally identified, it seems that NBCUniversal’s the Peacock would be the most likely destination for the Fast & Furious TV series as Universal is the current home of the Fast & Furious franchise. Plus, the fact that the Peacock is the new kid on the block, having Furious as a limited series on their service will only boost numbers.
As for Diesel wanting to keep things rolling with a Fast & Furious TV series, on top of the ninth movie coming out, there will be a tenth, which is going to actually be a tenth and eleventh. Universal has announced that the tenth Fast movie will be the last in the franchise, but they also stated that the final movie will be a two-parter.
With number 9 already in the can, Diesel’s planned Fast & Furious TV series has plenty of story and opportunity. Fast & Furious 9, whose title is actually F9, will see the return of Charlize Theron as Cipher and will see the introduction of former WWE wrestling superstar John Cena (Blockers, Bumblebee) as Diesel’s brother (which also makes him Jordana Brewster’s Mia’s brother) who is an assassin, a master thief, of course, a high-performance car driver, and for some reason we have yet to figure out, has a bone to pick with his brother. Also returning to the franchise will be the aforementioned Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, and Helen Mirren. With that cast, the final three movies could take the team anywhere, which also means the limited series could possibly do the same.
While the countdown to the end of the Furious movie franchise is upon us, technically it won’t be the end. The Hobbs and Shaw spin-off looks to continue with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham leading the way and Vin Diesel is virtually apoplectic when stating a female-driven Fast & Furious flick is still in development. There has also been plenty of talk of supporting Furious characters possibly leading their own spin-off. These include Ryan Reynolds, Sung Kang, and Gal Gadot. And let’s not forget, the Fast & Furious already has their ongoing Netflix animated Fast & Furious TV series called Fast & Furious Spy Racers.