The show debuted on Boomerang's SVOD service in the United States, and premiered internationally in 2017. Wacky Races was picked up for a second season.
It made its Cartoon Network debut on August 13, 2018.
The series features the return of characters from the original Wacky Races program, including Dick Dastardly, Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, and the Gruesome Twosome. Several new characters were introduced as well, including I.Q. Ickly, Brick Crashman, P.T. Barnstorm, and Pandora Pitstop.
While the series stays true to the original, it also focuses on the racers' personal lives, storylines are added, and there usually is no actual winner or loser at the end of the race.