Ricciardo on his TV present · RaceFans

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed extra particulars of his upcoming tv sequence, set on the earth of Components 1, in an interview for RaceFans.

The McLaren driver’s fictional present is in growth with American streaming service Hulu. He advised RaceFans additional particulars are being thrashed out over the summer season break.

“Principally we’re simply in search of a author. I feel when you’ve acquired the author dialled in, then manufacturing, all the things, they’re all behind it.

“Clearly Hulu was throughout it so it’s in the best palms and it’s now simply discovering an applicable author who’s going to take the present in a great course.”

Being a “purely fictional” manufacturing might assist Ricciardo’s sequence attraction to a distinction viewers than Netflix’s Drive to Survive docu-drama, which was renewed for 2 additional seasons earlier this yr. However Ricciardo doesn’t need his manufacturing to be a rival to present and upcoming movie and TV initiatives centred round F1 reminiscent of Lewis Hamilton’s movie starring Brad Pitt which will probably be distributed by Apple.

“Clearly I hope it’s a hit, nevertheless it’s not supposed to problem any of these, whether or not it’s Lewis’s, whether or not it’s Drive to Survive,” stated Ricciardo. “I feel it is going to be utterly completely different.

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“However in case you stated 5 different drivers have stated they’re doing initiatives, truthfully that might make me joyful, as a result of we’re clearly attempting to push the game out into a much bigger viewers.”

“It’s clearly fictional, nevertheless it’s going to stem from a actuality of what F1 is like, however with a little bit of Hollywood behind it.”

Ricciardo has cited Entourage and Ballers, each comedy-drama sequence that concentrate on the lavishness of huge enterprise and main sports activities franchises such on the NFL, as inspirations for his present. He says he’s aiming for “that form of vibe” along with his finish product.

That pitch has aroused public curiosity in Ricciardo’s present, and he’s happy to listen to that folks need to know extra about it.

“[That interest] is sweet. I’m in a method, not arrogantly, however I’m not stunned by way of the curiosity of F1 proper now as a model, is so massive. So I knew, particularly once I assume the Hollywood Reporter picked it up and form of ran with the story, I used to be like ‘okay, that is most likely going to get some traction’.

“However you by no means know, so I’ve definitely been joyful to see it. But in addition, sure I need to speak about it, nevertheless it’s not about me. So I’m form of excited that, positive Drive to Survive is that, and sure I’ll be placing my identify to this and I’ll work behind the scenes with it, however I additionally don’t need it to be like ‘hey, that is Daniel Ricciardo’. I’m simply going to be there form of as a fan within the background attempting to lend some mild.”

Nonetheless he admitted “I’ll most likely find yourself getting extra concerned than I anticipated” with the sequence. He’s spending a part of his summer season break in Los Angeles in conferences on the mission.

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