Following the success of Barbie, a new Mattel toy is coming to the screen.
Mattel Television Studios announced Tuesday (Jan. 30) that its new animated children’s series Hot Wheels Let’s Race, inspired by the popular toy cars, will arrive on Netflix in March.
The show will feature a theme song by Fall Out Boy‘s Patrick Stump, who composed, recorded and produced the track for Hot Wheels Let’s Race in addition to leading the composition of the score, underscore and music cues for all episodes. The show will follow racers Coop, Spark, Mac, Brights, Axle and Sidecar as they attend a high-energy racing camp.
“I spent a lot of my childhood in my grandpa’s garage handing him tools while he worked on cars and I daydreamed about music,” Stump said in a press statement. “But Hot Wheels was my way of connecting to his love of cars. That’s why I was so excited to get the opportunity to work on Hot Wheels Let’s Race with Mattel Television Studios. The word I’m always using to describe my music for this series is ‘pulse.’ There’s a tempo and a rhythm that permeates the series as soon as the tires hit that iconic orange track. It’s a real joy to get to be a part of that and I can’t wait for another generation of kids to see Hot Wheels Let’s Race on Netflix this year.”
Rob David, the show’s executive producer as well as vice president of content creative at Mattel Television Studios, added, “Between the show’s characters, propulsive cars, and pulse-pounding music, we want to make audiences feel like they’re literally gripping the wheel for an unforgettable ride with Hot Wheels Let’s Race. Patrick is a one-of-a-kind musical talent, and generous collaborator. We are so lucky to have him as part of the Let’s Race family.”
Season 1 of Hot Wheels Let’s Race will be available March 4 on Netflix. Check out the trailer, which previews Stump’s theme song, below: