Back in December, during Disney’s Investor Day presentation, it was announced that Disney+ was working on a new Cars series for the streaming service. The all-new series will follow Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater on a cross-country road trip. The episodes will be filled with lots of fun new characters, imaginative destinations as well as old friends checking in along the way.
We are now learning that some of those friends who could appear in the series are the Planes characters from the two Cars spinoff movies, Planes (2013) and Planes: Fire and Rescue (2014). The DisInsider reports several characters including Dusty Crophopper, Ned, Zed, Leadbotttom, and El Chupacabra are all set to return. Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric The Entertainer, and Carlos Alazraqui will all reprise their roles respectively. Additional characters from the franchise are expected to appear but as of now, it is unknown who those characters are and if the same actors will return.
The new Cars series will feature a familiar cast that includes Cristela Alonzo as Cruz Ramirez. Larry The Cable Guy who reprises his role as Lightning McQueen’s best friend, Mater, Keith Ferguson as Lightning McQueen (Ferguson has voiced the character in previous shorts and video games), Paul Dooley as Sarge, Cheech Marin as Ramone, and Bret Iwan (the current voice of Mickey Mouse) as Bobby Swift’s Crew Chief and Tony. Rounding out the cast is Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty, Billy Ray Cyrus, Vincent Martella, Mitchell Musso, Bob Peterson, and Corbin Bleu.
The series is written by Steve Purcell and produced by Marc Sondheimer.
The Cars series is slated to premiere on Disney+ in Fall 2022. Cars, Cars 2, Cars 3, Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue are all available to stream now on Disney+.