The popular Back to the Future franchise will receive a spin-off in the form of an animated series for Netflix.
According to “reliable and verified sources” Giant Freakin Robot, the time travel series will continue to evolve on the streaming service. It is unclear whether the show will follow directly from the original trilogy or tell a new story.
Since the release of the short film in 2015, the Back to the Future franchise has not been replenished with new projects, so Netflix has every chance of getting a new hit.
There are currently several possible details about the Back to the Future cartoon series. The main characters will have access to almost all of time and space, so there are few constraints on the authors. The original trilogy focused solely on the adventures of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). But just because Back to the Future used to focus on the McFly family doesn’t mean that this time around it has to be about Marty.
From 1991 to 1992, CBS aired the animated show Back to the Future. It focused on the children of Doc Brown and his Wild West wife Clara. They traveled back in time and met another version of the Tannen family. Although Michael J. Fox did not participate, Christopher Lloyd appeared in segments.
Fortunately for the prospects of the Back to the Future animated project, Christopher Lloyd has consistently indicated his interest in returning to the franchise and seems to be ready for just about anything. Michael J. Fox suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years, which makes his continued involvement a little more questionable.
Back to the Future was created by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, who are reported to have unusually tight control over the franchise. They’ve previously refused to reboot and remake. That means Netflix had to get them before they moved forward.