Despite being a few months away from its July 19th opening, Dreamworks already has a huge amount of faith in its upcoming 3-D CG feature, Turbo; a film about a snail named Turbo with big dreams that, after an accidental turn of events, gains super speed. Dreamworks is showing that faith by joining forces with media-streaming powerhouse Netflix to bring Turbo to the small screen with its own series, Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team).
“Netflix boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids television. They pioneered a new model for TV dramas with [Netflix Original Series] House of Cards, and now together, we’re doing the same thing with kids’ programming,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Katzenberg. “DreamWorks is thrilled to be part of the television revolution.”
Turbo: F.A.S.T. is said to pick up right where the film will leave off, following Turbo and his crews’ world-crossing exploits and hi-jinks. There is no date slated as of yet for the series to begin streaming, but with the film debuting in the Summer, it’s a safe bet that we’ll see it drop somewhere in the Fall or Winter. My money would be on whenever the Blu-Ray hits. Thoughts?