Variety reports that Apple has picked up a live-action Speed Racer series. J.J.Abrams will be the executive producer of the series.

Speed Racer is a Japanese automobile racing media franchise that began in 1966 as a Manga and was then adapted into an anime in 1967. It follows the adventures of Speed Racer. His father, Pops Racer, his little brother Spritle, his pet Chimp-Chim, and his girlfriend are all on his team.

This would be the first time that the cartoon has been adapted into a live action television show, but it was previously made into a live action film.

The series will be written by two people. Fitzgerald is known for his work on shows that include "Friday Night Lights", "Westworld", and "Weeds".

The series "Little Voice" was discontinued after one season, as well as "Lisey's Story".