During the last years Formula 1 This added a large number of subscribers around the world. Changes in the direction of the category, as well as changes in the rules and the obvious desire to improve the quality of its production, have turned it into one of the most popular sporting events in the world. This caused video streaming services to look at F1 as an opportunity to create original content.
The next person to board this train will be Disney+. According to information from DiversityDisney has given the go-ahead to a F1 docu-series. The most interesting thing, however, is that Keanu Reeves himself will be the narrator. The Beirut actor needs no introduction. In the same year we saw him in Resurrection of the Matrixalthough the latest stage of his career stands out, above all, the role of John Wick in the saga of the same name.
According to the aforementioned media, documentary series will focus on Ross Brown, a figure that gained wide recognition a few years ago in Formula One. In fact, he ran the Mercedes AMG F1 team before its current director, Toto Wolff, was mandated. The idea is that production is expanded through the purchase of the Honda team by Brawn; name change to Brown GP and the efforts that led them to a couple of victories in the highest category of motorsport. All, of course, with the voice acting of Keanu Reeves.
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The actor has demonstrated his passion for motorcycles and speed several times. Therefore, it is not completely alien to the world of single-seater racing. Some days ago, Reeves attended Silverstonewhere the British Grand Prix takes place, and spoke briefly about the series:
“We want to tell this amazing and wonderful story. We have something to talk about. A friend told me this story and I was very impressed. In fact, he has worked for Brawn in commercials in the past and is also a producer and director. thought, “Well, let’s tell this story, let’s try to tell this story.”
Keanu Reeves also noted that he was able to learn a lot about Formula 1 during the time when Ross Brawn worked with his own team. In addition to the possibilities of single-seat cars, he studied the rules and everything that surrounded this category at the time. “There were a lot of things at that time. The world of Formula 1 was just extraordinary. I mean, it’s always extraordinary, but I think something really special happened to the Brawn GP that year.
We don’t know any details about the Disney+ Formula 1 documentary series at this time. However, everything seems to indicate that the project is still at a very early stage of developmentso it will probably be a few years before it sees the light of day.
Obviously, this project will be very different from Drive to survive. The Netflix series tries to reflect everything that is happening around this category today, but adds a dramatic tone that is often exaggerated.