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Fans of DreamWorks Animation’s summer film Turbo will be happy to receive an extra gift this holiday season. The studio and Netflix announced that the series Turbo F.A.S.T. will premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 12:01 a.m.
Turbo F.A.S.T. is DWA’s first original television series for Netflix and was announced back in February, months before the film was released. In the movie, Ryan Reynolds voiced a snail who can go really fast and competes in a real car race. However, the expensive film only made $21.7 million on opening weekend finished with $83 million domestically. It was a success overseas, though, grossing $197.2 million.
“We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it,” DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement posted at Deadline. “They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world.”
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, added that they are “excited” to work with DWA to produce their first original children’s show.
It will not be the only one, though. Back in June, DWA agreed to create 300 hours of original content for the streaming service.
Unlike House of Cards and Arrested Development, Turbo F.A.S.T.’s episodes will not be posted all at once. There will be five episodes up on Dec. 24, but more episodes will be added early next year.