Santa Claus ain't the only one coming to town this Christmas Eve: Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team are planning a rather festive debut on Netflix on December 24th too.
You might remember we told you a few months ago that Netflix was planning something pretty big with DeamWorks Animation? Well, now their first ever original series for kids is ready and it's landing just in time for Christmas.
Based on the film of the same name (minus the FAST, obviously) the high-octane ensemble comedy that amps everything up to the extreme as Turbo and his adrenaline-fuelled crew go on daring new adventures, race on the coolest tracks, and take on the craziest challengers. No matter how wild things get, these snails always have each other’s backs.
The Stunt Team members - Turbo, Whiplash, Burn, Smoove Move, White Shadow, Skidmark and Chet - already have legions of fans from their appearance in the DreamWorks Animation feature film Turbo, but this all new television show digs deeper into the crazy personalities of the snail crew and uses 2D design to create a stylised look reflective of the Stunt Team’s fast-paced, souped-up world.
Now, while Ryan Reynolds won't be back for more, Reid Scott from Veep lends his voice to show’s title character, and comedian Ken Jeong reprises his role from the feature film as the fan-favourite manicurist turned home shopping icon Kim Ly.
"We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionising the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it" said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. "They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world."
"We are excited to be working with the gifted storytellers at DreamWorks Animation to deliver Turbo FAST, our first original kids series, to families around the world this holiday season," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added. "With new episodes on their way in the coming months, kids will have something to look forward to all year."
Catch the first five episodes of Turbo FAST on Netflix on Christmas Eve.