J.J. Abrams To Executive Producer A Live-Action Speed Racer Series For Apple

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J.J. Abrams will serve as executive producer on a live-action Speed Racer series for Apple, Variety reports. As the project has been under development for some years, Apple has finally decided to go ahead with a series. Show co-showrunners Ron Fitzgerald and Hiram Martinez will both write and executive produce the show. Bad Robot will serve as Abrams' production company. The studio where Bad Robot has an overall deal is Warner Bros. Television.

Speed Racer is the story of Speed Racer and his Mach 5, a supercharged racing automobile. Pops Racer, his father and car maker, his younger brother Spritle, and Speed's fiancée Trixie make up his support group. Racer X, who is actually Rex Racer, Speed's older brother, regularly appears in his path as well.

First, there was The Wachowskis' 2008 film, starring Emile Hirsch, in which the iconic Japanese character was played by Emile Hirsch.

Tatsuo Yoshida developed the manga series Mach GoGoGo in the 1960s, which was later renamed Speed Racer. That manga series launched Speed Racer, a Japanese media franchise about motor racing, in 1966. Manga adaptation Tatsunoko Productions made Speed Racer, which aired in Japan from 1967-1968 and in the US in syndication at the same time, was acquired by Trans-Lux for syndication rights.

Speed Racer, an anime series that premiered in the United States in 1967, was based on the original story. The show was a huge success in the United States and is credited with bringing anime into the mainstream. Nickelodeon began airing an English-language version of a Japanese remake of the original series in 2002, with over 50 episodes of the original series produced.

There have been numerous Speed Racer-related products and programs since its widespread popularity began in the late Nineties in the United States.

Television's 1993 premiere of the 13-episode revival, The New Adventures of Speed Racer, was a U.S.-produced reboot of the original series. In 2008, Nicktoons launched Speed Racer: The Next Generation, which was then revived on MTV, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.

Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift was adapted into a live-action film by the Wachowskis and released in 2008.

While working at HBO, Fitzgerald co-created and served as co-showrunner for the first season of Perry Mason (2020). His credits include Westworld (2016 - ), Weeds (2005), and Friday Night Lights (2004). WME and The Shuman Company represent him.

Speed Racer is one of numerous high-profile television projects that Abrams and Bad Robot are working on as part of their overall pact. At HBO Max, there is also a Justice League Dark series complemented by independent shows about Constantine and Madame X. They are also at work on a written series on U2 at Netflix as well as the high-budget sci-fi drama Demimonde for HBO. A new Apple series called My Glory Was I Had Such Friends starring Jennifer Garner, who previously starred on "Alias (2001) is apparently in the works by Abrams,.

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