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A live-action “Speed Racer” series is reportedly in the works at Apple TV+ with J.J. Abrams acting as executive producer.
The new “Speed Racer” series will be the second live-action adaptation of the 1967 anime. It will follow the character named Speed Racer, who is a race car driver with a souped-up vehicle called the Mach 5.
According to Variety, the series has been in the works for a considerable amount of time and Apple has given it a series order. Ron Fitzgerald and Hiram Martinez on as writers, executive producers, and show runners.
J.J. Abrams is attached as an executive producer under the Bad Robot brand. Abrams’ previous Apple TV+ series, “Little Voice,” was canceled after its first season.
No details were provided about a potential release window. Customers can watch “Speed Racer” when and if it debuts on Apple TV+ by subscribing for $4.99 per month or via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.