HBO Documentary Films has slated the four-part docuseries The Lady and the Dale from Emmy-winning producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Netflix’s Wild Wild Country) and directors Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker.
The series traces the story of Elizabeth Carmichael, an entrepreneur who rose to prominence during the 1970s oil crisis with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale, which promised to get 70 miles to the gallon.
Carmichael was thrust into public and media scrutiny, which uncovered a web of mystery and suspicion about the car’s technology and her own checkered past.
The Lady and the Dale premieres Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The Duplass brothers and directors Drucker and Cammilleri serve as executive producers with Mel Eslyn, Allen Bain, Andre Gaines and Alana Carithers. Madison Passarelli is producer.