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Amazon greenlights “Le Mans: Race is Everything”

Digital streaming giant Amazon has ordered the a original series, Le Mans: Racing is Everything from London-based prodco New Black Films. The series will look at the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race ...
March 6, 2017

Digital streaming giant Amazon has ordered the a original series, Le Mans: Racing is Everything from London-based prodco New Black Films.

The series will look at the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race known as “the Mount Everest of motorsports” that takes place annually in Le Mans, France.

Le Mans: Racing is Everything will offer access to the entire 24 hours of the race while exploring the storied legacy of Le Mans and the generations of drivers who have done the course. The series embeds with teams Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin and Rebellion as they scramble to build their cars and compete in what is one of the highest attended single-day sporting events in the world.

Featured drivers include Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber; German three-time Le Mans champion André Lotterer; Nico Prost, son of Formula 1 driver Alain Prost; and English teenage gamer Jann Mardenborough, who at the age of 19 was given a spot on Team Nissan after winning an e-Sports racing competition.

Le Mans: Racing is Everything is to be directed by Emmy Award-nominated James Erskine and produced by Victoria Gregory.

“We’ll raise the veil on the pressure that racing cars to the limit puts on the teams and drivers, in a unique human-interest driven series that will take a 360 look at what it takes to participate, organize and ultimately try and win what is unquestionably the toughest race in motorsport,” said Erskine of New Black Films, in a statement. “It’s a great privilege to bring this to screen with such strong collaborators as Amazon Prime Video. This is racing as you’ve never seen it before.”

Le Mans: Racing Is Everything will be a global release and available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets. The show will also be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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