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Speed Racer Series to be Developed by Bad Robot for AppleTV+
Many are familiar with the Nicktoons movie Speed Racer: The Next Generation but some aren’t aware of this action-packed story’s origins. AppleTV+, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television are planning to reset audiences’ preconceptions regarding this franchise by working on a new Speed Racer live-action series for the streaming platform. Though the movie bombed in 2008, it’s recently become a cult classic as it resurfaced on HBOMax but has since been taken off the platform. The original Speed Racer character was introduced to the world in a manga titled Mach GoGoGo by Tatsuo Yoshida in 1966 and then adapted into an anime series. Since then, the series was westernized in the 90s leading to a reboot The New Adventures of Speed Racer. The franchise also received the comic book and video game treatment. The resurgence of Speed Racer‘s relevance has led to a new series written by Hiram Martinez (Snowpiercer) and Ron Fitzgerald (Westworld) that is rumored to focus more on the 60s source material. A writer’s room is being established currently, and production is set to begin shortly. No casting details have been officiated.