Vin Diesel Has a New TV Deal and It'll Usher in the Return of Riddick

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Is there anything Vin Diesel can’t will into existence? His 2009 return to the Fast and Furious fold helped turn that franchise into a monster. He’s got a xXx sequel on the way, and has already made two sequels to Pitch Black. Now, that latter world will expand into TV.


Diesel just signed a new deal with Universal TV. One of his first moves will be developing a TV show described as a “complement” to his Riddick films. Those consist of Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick, which follow a unusually brutal and talented killer alien fugitive who can see in the dark.

There’s no word if Diesel will reprise his character on the show. But odds are this will be Merc City, a show he talked about last month. It’ll follow “the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe.” In that same Instagram post, he also said that director David Twohy was writing a fourth Riddick movie, to be titled Furia.


[TV Line]

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Hmm I guess will see how it is but Riddick tended to be the most interesting thing about Riddick, that and the monsters, so without him it might be a dud.