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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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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