Apple lands Lewis Hamilton documentary
James R | On 03, Apr 2022
Apple TV+ has landed a new feature documentary about the groundbreaking life and career of seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.
The documentary will feature full access to Hamilton and his team, on and off the track, and an all-star cast of guest interviews.
Hamilton has blazed an uncharted trail professionally, socially and culturally, and transformed the sport on a global scale. Coming from a working-class family, Lewis succeeded in a sport where the odds were stacked against him but where his talent shone through, allowing him to dominate the sport for over a decade. Hamilton is currently the only Black driver to race in Formula One and is fiercely committed to using his platform to influence positive change for future generations.
He has broken both records and barriers to become one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history. The documentary will be produced by Hamilton, Penni Thow, Box to Box Films and One Community. Richard Plepler executive produces through his Eden Productions and Scott Budnick will also serve as executive producer. Matt Kay will direct.
The Lewis Hamilton documentary joins Apple’s slate of recently announced non-fiction programs, including They Call Me Magic, a series chronicling the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic Johnson, set to premiere on 22nd April, and a documentary about Sidney Poitier, executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.