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Netflix preps first global automotive series “Fastest Car”

Streaming giant Netflix is prepping its first global original automotive series Fastest Car. Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes, each hour-long episode of the series will feature three heavily ...
March 20, 2018

Streaming giant Netflix is prepping its first global original automotive series Fastest Car.

Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes, each hour-long episode of the series will feature three heavily modified “sleeper” cars placed in a head-to-head race with one of the world’s most sought-after “supercars”.

Featured in the 8 x 60-minute series will be a 1971 Ford Pinto racing a Ferrari 488 GTB, powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 660 horsepower; and a 1984 Buick Grand National pitted against the McLaren MP4, housing a 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 horsepower.

Executive producers on the Netflix Original Series include Alexander Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, Scott Weintrob and Jeremy Finn.

Fastest Car launches worldwide in 190 countries on April 6.

“Netflix gives producers the opportunity and freedom to tell real stories in way that isn’t formulaic,” said Edgington, executive vice president, Condé Nast Entertainment Studios and series executive producer, in a statement. “This series is about people who have an incredible passion for sleeper cars and their passion and drive makes it rich for storytelling. Each episode is a compelling adventure into the world of backyard engineering in a way that is accessible to everyone.”

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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