Actor Vin Diesel made the announcement via his Instagram account.
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 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.