Unscripted

Amazon races into untitled McLaren docuseries

Digital streaming giant Amazon Prime Video has greenlit an untitled docuseries from BAFTA-winning executive producer Manish Pandley set to provide exclusive access to the McLaren racing team. The Amazon Original Series ...
March 30, 2017

Digital streaming giant Amazon Prime Video has greenlit an untitled docuseries from BAFTA-winning executive producer Manish Pandley set to provide exclusive access to the McLaren racing team.

The Amazon Original Series will follow McLaren as they prepare to challenge for the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with new executive director and former racer Zak Brown (pictured) leading the motorsport organization.

The series will also provide behind-the-scenes footage of how McLaren builds and tests their F1 cars, as well as the physical preparation of the crew and entry into the sponsor and partnership deals that finance the team.

Featured in the series will be exclusive access and interviews to the McLaren team and its drivers including rookie Stoffel Vandoorne and double World Champion Fernando Alonso.

BAFTA-winner Manish Pandey (Senna), Chris Connell and Anwar Nuseibeh will serve as executive producers on the as-yet titled series.

The docuseries will be a global release and available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

“The series will take Amazon Prime members inside what it takes to compete at the highest level of Formula 1 racing,” said Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted at Amazon Originals, in a statement. “It will combine unparalleled access with exciting and dramatic storytelling that will appeal to racing fans and non-racing fans alike.”

“McLaren dominated F1 in the modern era, creating champions like Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton. But they are also a family who have recently gone through difficult times, both on track and off,” added Pandey. “And like all families, we will watch them pull together to regain their rightful place at the head of F1.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

Menu

Search