Netflix and DreamWorks Developing Original Series Based on ‘Turbo’ Movie
Though Netflix’s model for success has been kept close to the vest, the short span that high-profile drama ‘House of Cards‘ has been available to view on the streaming website has clearly generated a great deal of buzz, the success of which is sure to be exponential with the releases of ‘Hemlock Grove‘ and the upcoming revival season of ‘Arrested Development.’ To that end, Netflix has made history once again by partnering with Dreamworks to develop ‘Turbo: F.A.S.T.,’ an original series based on the upcoming DreamWorks movie ‘Turbo.’ Will it’s all-star voice cast join the series as well? Get the latest inside!
As Netflix continues to grow under its new model of original programming, the streaming service has begun development on adapting DreamWorks upcoming Ryan Reynolds-voiced feature ‘Turbo’ for an original Netflix series called ‘Turbo: F.A.S.T.’ (Fast Action Stunt Team). The movie hits theaters on July 19, while the Netflix series would likely debut in December.
Starring Ryan Reynolds in the titular role and featuring Paul Giamatti, DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ follows a snail gifted with the ability of super-speed, who goes on to pursue his dream of competing in the Indy 500. It isn’t known if either star would lend their voices to the Netflix series, or lend the roles to sound-alikes as commonly practiced.
“Netflix boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids’ television,” DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg says in a statement. “They pioneered a new model for TV dramas with ‘House of Cards,’ and now together we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming.”
What say you? Do you think Netflix is setting a bold precedent by adding ‘Turbo’ to its slate or original series? What would you like to see the network tackle next?