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Vin Diesel: Riddick sequel, Merc City TV series announced on Instagram

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While Vin Diesel prepares to bring back his characters from Fast and Furious and XXX, he doesn’t want you to forget about Riddick. The actor took to Instagram on Friday to tease plans for a Riddick companion TV series and the next installment of the films. 

“Last night Our company had a party to launch Our TV division. Very exciting,” he wrote before announcing the two upcoming projects. 

Merc City “is a show that will follow the Mercs and Bounty Hunters of the Riddick Universe,” while the next Chronicles of Riddick film will be titled Furia. Diesel added that “DT” (director/screenwriter David Twohy) will begin penning the movie sequel next month. 

 

The last film in the franchise, 2013’s Riddick, saw Diesel’s title character stranded on a desolate planet populated by a predatory alien race. In activating an emergency beacon, he attracts the attention of two ships, one containing mercenaries and the other a man from Riddick’s past. 

Diesel is currently gearing up for the F. Gary Gray-directed Furious 8, as well as XXX: The Return of Xander Cage