Netflix is accelerating its original motoring content with a second season of Fastest Car.
The sleeper-vs.-supercar competition show was Netflix’s first global original motor series. Now, it’s all set for a second lap, with seven new episodes ordered from producers Condé Nast Entertainment.
Jeremy Finn serves as showrunner and as EP, alongside Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio and Scott Weintrob. Season 2 will go into production later this year and launch in 2019.
It will be joined by a growing line-up of Netflix motoring series, from a 10-episode docu-series following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship to the newly announced Car Masters: Rust to Riches, which sees experts upgrade and trade vehicles in a bid to turn $1000 into $100,000.
Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix, says: “Netflix drove full-speed into the genre of car culture and competition this year with the debut of Fastest Car, and audiences around the world connected with the compelling stories of these cars and the people who love them. Fueled by that response, we’re partnering with best-in-class producers to expand our unscripted programming for motor enthusiasts and novices alike.”
Netflix races into motoring with Fastest Car
21st March 2018
Netflix is racing into the motoring arena with its new original series, Fastest Car.
Netflix’s first global original motor show, the series strips away any attempt to serious journalism or extravagant stunts, boiling down the programme into one simple question: which car is the fastest?
In each episode of Fastest Car, three souped-up “sleeper” cars, tinkered with and lovingly labored on, go head to head with one of the world’s most sought-after supercars. Don’t believe a 1971 Ford Pinto can beat a Ferrari 488 GTB? Or a 1984 Buick Grand National will leave a McLaren MP4 in its rearview mirror? Watch and learn.
The show is the closest Netflix has got to trying to compete with Amazon Prime Video’s The Grand Tour. Starring the former presenters of BBC’s Top Gear, the series is one of Amazon’s most expensive, but also most successful, revving up a record number of streams when it first launched and helping to sign up new subscribers worldwide. Netflix, though, is steering clear of similar territory, with the trailer for Fastest Car also shining a light on a motoring subculture made up of fans who like to customise and tinker with clapped out vehicles for fun – the kind of DIY mechanics that have made series such as Scrapyard Challenge and Robot Wars a success.
Fastest Car premieres on Netflix on Friday 6th April. Here’s a trailer – or for more on what’s coming soon in April to Netflix UK, click here.
Fastest Car is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.99 monthly subscription.
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