'Fast and Furious' Boss Teases TV Adaptation After 'Fast X' Part 2
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Love it or leave it, the 'Fast and Furious' franchise appears to be nowhere near the finish line as studio boss has teased new avenues for the franchise's future, including a potential pivot to television.

AceShowbiz - The "Fast and Furious" saga, which started its engine in 2001, has not just been about movies but a phenomenon driving forward with eleven films, spin-offs, and even an animated Netflix series. Now, it seems Universal Pictures might logically extend its storytelling to the small screen.

"There's still gas in the tank," said NBCUniversal Studio Group chairman and chief content officer Donna Langley, as plans for future endeavors are teased even after the conclusion of the upcoming second part of "Fast X" in 2026.

Although "Fast X" Part 2 is billed as the grand finale for Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, the potential for continuation exists. Langley mentioned, "We may pivot another time and bring it back to the streets of L.A. and maybe make it a more intimate story."

Given the franchise's adaptability, it wouldn't be surprising to see new faces, or even younger versions of the characters, take center stage in a series.

Universal has successfully adapted films into TV shows before. Langley remarked that, like "Pitch Perfect" and "Ted", "Fast & Furious" "is a good one" for potential adaptation. Other film-to-TV adaptations like "Chucky" have also found success, signaling a trend that Fast and Furious could certainly follow. The "Fast & Furious Spy Racers" animated series on Netflix has already displayed the franchise's potential in a TV format, lasting six seasons.

The future may speed into a live-action series replete with characters both old and new. Director Louis Leterrier has hinted at pre-production starting post-September 2024. The portrayal of high-speed chases and action sequences on TV could mirror the blockbuster vibes of the films due to modern high-budget television productions.

Additionally, spin-off movies are firmly in the pipeline. "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes" will feature Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Momoa, proving the franchise has much more to explore. A female-led spin-off is also anticipated after the release of "Fast and Furious 12".

In conclusion, while the Fast and Furious franchise may be wrapping up its primary storyline, the potential for a continued universe through television or more spin-offs keeps fans at the edge of their seats. For those who love the thrill of fast cars and heart-racing stunts, it appears that there truly is "still gas in the tank."

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