Michelle Rodriguez will front 'Fast and the Furious'-esque competition series

Michelle Rodriguez will front 'Fast and the Furious'-esque competition series

The Fast and the Furious franchise is gearing up for F9 to hit theaters June 25, but Michelle Rodriguez reportedly has another Fast project in the works.

According to Lynette Rice for Entertainment Weekly, Rodriguez is headed to Discovery for a future docuseries titled Getaway Driver:

"EW has learned exclusively that the actress will join rally champion Wyatt Knox in hosting Getaway Driver, a competition series for Dom Toretto-like drivers. Here's the official description for the show: 'This 8-episode competition series features 24 elite drivers from drift champions to street racers to hotshot YouTubers who compete to prove they have the skill behind the wheel and the mental toughness to outrun and out-drive the competition in a massive nearly 60-acre compound filled with obstacles. Part Baby Driver, part Grand Theft Auto, the Getaway Drivers will put it all on the line—sacrificing their own cars for the opportunity to be the wheelman in a real-life car chase. The rules are simple... evade the pursuers and escape the compound to score some cold hard cash. These drivers already have the loot—but can they get away to keep it?'"

Rodriguez has played Letty in all nine Fast installments—The Fast and the Furious debuted nearly 10 years ago in June 2001. The character is married to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), whom the series is centered around.

There will be two more films following F9 to close out the iconic franchise.

Watch the F9 trailer below.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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